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Point Sur State Historic Park

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Address: Hwy. 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: 831-625-4419
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Description: This historic lighthouse located around Point Sur is now a state park.

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Interesting view on the Big Sur drive

Big rocky mountain with lighthouse on top is part of the Big Sur drive we took and approximately 20 miles South of Carmel. We drove South to McWay Falls and then back to Carmel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Fairbury, Nebraska
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Fairbury, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Big rocky mountain with lighthouse on top is part of the Big Sur drive we took and approximately 20 miles South of Carmel. We drove South to McWay Falls and then back to Carmel for walking and shopping Beautiful views and if you are heading South there are viewing pulloffs to the right

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Burke, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

There are no bad views for miles, and any rating under 4 is a mere slip on the tablet. I love Big Sur and could retire amongst its beauty.

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Pacific Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We'd been driving by this intriguing rock rising out of the sea for years and saying, we've really got to go there. Finally we did and agreed it was the most interesting thing we've done in a long time. This stretch of the CA coast, thanks to weather and the rocky coast, is the most dangerous by far -- literally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My girlfriend and I finally stopped for this tour on our recent camping trip to Big Sur. Its a very cool tour and finally getting to see the buildings up close was pretty amazing. The engineering and man power it took to build the place as well as supplie it over the years was very interesting. The views were awesome... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Awesome views, short hike to the top with a tour guide. Only disinteresting part was that the tour guide was quite verbose, making the trip longer than necessary. I am sure that some of the folks were interested in learning ALL the little boring details, but this could have been saved for those that wanted them and not provided to... More 

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West Wales
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Small village in the middle of the forest or park. All the shops charged almost double the cost of normal. The park itself is ok , just like any other park.

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Saline, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This tour greatly exceeded our expectations. Amazing views, interesting history, terrific volunteer guides. A highlight of our week in Carmel and Big Sur.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Located about 19 miles from Carmel, Point Sur Lightstation sits on a large volcanic rock and is the only complete turn of the century Lighthouse still open to the public in California. We had no time to visit the lighthouse and just had to admire it from a distance and even from there it was striking.

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My sister and I visited the Point Sur Lightstation by taking a tour a few days ago. We were very fortunate to have the best day possible for the tour, sunny, clear and warm with no wind. It was a gorgeous day and a wonderful tour. We did not need a reservation for the 1:00 Wednesday tour which is limited... More 

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Olmedo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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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