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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 14 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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Chicago, IL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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Hong Kong, China
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35 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We happened to be driving to Big Sur from Carmel on the day that they had special tours of Point Sur LIghthouse Station. We parked our car at the base and were driven up by van. The cost was $25 per person. The proceeds goes towards preservation of this historical place. We toured the lighthouse and the home of the... More

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West Calder, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

My husband and i drove fromSan Francisco to Los Angelos via Carmel and Santa Barbara i can only recomend this trip the scenery was wonderful the places we visited were fantastic. The reason we drove this way was because the pacific ocean was on the right as you drive so you can make the most of the scenery. If you... More

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Logan City, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

travelling to Los Angeles my husband and I chosed to travel via Big Sur. The scenic view was beautiful, but I was not ready for the winding path through the cliffs, I had to hold on to my chair as the fall below could be catastropic. I had obliged my darling husband to travel the route as he wanted to... More

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SF Bay Area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Every time we drove past the Point Sur Light Station we would say, "Oh, we should come take the tour some time!" Then we saw the California Gold episode in which Huell Howser enthusiastically encourages visitors to tour the light station http://www.calgold.com/calgold/Default.asp?Series=2000&Show=110 and were inspired to visit the light station at long last. We were not disappointed; the tour was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

First I want to point out the previous reviewer is wrong--you DO NOT need a reservation for this tour. It does have limited days and hours because it is solely manned by volunteer staff, so check with your lodging facility or with Big Sur National Parks and they'll be able to help you with seeing the lighthouse. When you arrive,... More

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Titusville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

On our trip up the coast we were transfixed by the lighthouse on top of point Sur. You need a reservation for the tour and it is quite long. They only give tours three days a week, I wish we had been able to and see the light house as we are from Maine have have visited many along our... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

If you like lighthouses, this is a must see. The views are from pretty high up on the cliffs overlooking the ocean.

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