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Point Sur State Historic Park

Hwy. 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
831-625-4419
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Ranked #4 of 15 Attractions in Big Sur
Type: Lighthouses, State Parks
Description: This historic lighthouse located around Point Sur is now a state park.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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134 reviews 134 reviews
31 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
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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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76 reviews 76 reviews
12 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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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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Panama City, Florida
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254 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

If you are trying to decide about this drive, do it. The scenery, even from the road, is breath taking. The state parks or secluded beaches only add the enjoyment. Driving along Hwy 1 in Big Sur is a must. Or if you're up for it, the Big Sur Marathon every April is another amazing way to see the sights.... More

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durham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This is a very beautiful Light Station in Big Sur about 25mins south of Carmel. There is only one tour on Saturdays at 10am and they limit the size to 40 people. I think there are only 2 days in which it is open to the public. At the advice of others I arrived at 9:30am and parked outside of... More

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Beautiful state park, it was not on our to do list, but decided to go last minute. Glad we did!!! Very clean.

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Boulder, Cororado, USA
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We recently went on a private tour with a friend who volunteers at the lighthouse. I had previously been on a guided tour with a larger group. Both experiences were excellent. It is really interesting to look back on the history of shipping along the coast and to see the measures that were taken to prevent disasters. A group of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The hubby and I did a night tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's basically run now by all volunteers and you can tell that they're truly passionate about the Lighthouse. It was interesting little community on the hill... Slightly creepy like a ghost-town. My favorite part was when we climbed the lighthouse steps and rounded to the outside and got... More

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