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Point Sur State Historic Park

Address: Hwy. 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: 831-625-4419
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Big Sur
Type: Lighthouses, State Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: This historic lighthouse located around Point Sur is now a state park.
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Type: Lighthouses, State Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: This historic lighthouse located around Point Sur is now a state park.
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Olmedo
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Stormy waves cliffs blue brown green,wind,it s all there and it was an experience to never forget. You may walk for hours and still not want to go back

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Atlanta
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We drove from San Francisco to LA on Hwy1 just to experience the Big Sur - amazing Nature and the views. Hwy 1 has so many Vista Points that it’s impossible to stop and enjoy every one of them, so we tried to stop at the most impressive ones. It’s fun, “wiggly” road for driver and even more eye-pleasing fun... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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322 reviews 322 reviews
200 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Because it easier to turnout and take in the views and snap a bunch of pics. Incredible landscape, the ocean and if your lucky migrating whales.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Loved the tour! The views from the light station are spectacular and the information given by the docents is fascinating! Be aware, it's a three hour tour and you will walk up that hill! Wasn't bad though and my photos are amazing! I would do it again!

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Take your time in big sur. enjoy the trails, look out over the ocean, look for whales..... Breath deeply

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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134 reviews 134 reviews
31 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It is as good as the hype. Every time you turn. Corner there is another photo opportunity. There are plenty of stopping places along the way to get that all important short. The drive can be frustrating at times with those that chose to drive and take photographs at the same time but it's well worth the time to go... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a part of the Big Sur spectacular 90 mile drive - a drive we make about once every year. It is a gorgeous drive, with best direction being north to south. The reason for this is that it is easier for the driver to make stops along the way at the turn off areas. (the other way -... More 

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Modesto, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Great place to go. Great views relaxing. camping clean campgrounds great sunsets miles of different beaches up in down the coast of Big Sur

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles is an amazing road trip. We overnighted in Carmel, Cambria and Santa Barbara and would have booked an extra night in S Barbara in hindsight. The road hugs the rugged coastline for most of the journey which means lots of hairpin bends but a new vista aound each turn. Lots of wildlife to... More 

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Chester, New Jersey, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Driving down the Pacific Coast Highway, Point Sur beckoned me to explore! I checked the schedule and returned for the 2pm Saturday tour and was not disappointed. You line up on the west side of rt 1 about a half hour before the start of the tour... You will then get checked in by one of the tour leaders and... More 

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