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Point Sur State Historic Park

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Address: Hwy. 1, Big Sur, CA 93940
Phone Number: 831-625-4419
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This historic lighthouse located around Point Sur is now a state park.

This historic lighthouse located around Point Sur is now a state park.

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Sitting on a tall rock formation is one of the original light houses along the California Central Coast. Recently refurbished to its historical form, the light house and related... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Santa Barbara, California
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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sitting on a tall rock formation is one of the original light houses along the California Central Coast. Recently refurbished to its historical form, the light house and related buildings are a marvel. The spot is among the most beautiful in the Big Sur area. The climb to the top is manageable. The guides are first rate and extremely knowledgeable.... More 

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Thank Penn69
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lighthouse sure is in a neat setting standing tall on a rather large boulder/small mountain, with grazing cows in the foreground and the Pacific Oceans waves in the background. There surely are amazing views in the area!! This area was the first time I ever saw a double rainbow over the ocean. Quite beautiful! No question it's worth a... More 

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Denton, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped along Highway 1 several times, both southbound and northbound, to take photos of the lighthouse and the coastline here. Fascinating and awe inspiring!

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Thank jayares2015
Camarillo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Awesome place to explore. Again, it slows do the drive along Highway 1. Enjoy the sights and trees and seashore.

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Thank Cavydad
New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

The 3-hour tour of the Point Sur Lighthouse is well worth it. The views are spectacular and the historic buildings are interesting. Be aware that the only way you can go to the lighthouse is by taking the tour. The tour is only available on certain days at specified times. The size of the tour is limited and they do... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Feel the history behind the lighthouse nestled in this wildnerness environment by taking the tour organized by the volonteers with love for this place. It can be a romantic activity with a loved one or with kids. It's before sunset so you get all the colors and the darkness of the night.

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Thank Sirginho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Beautiful drive and coast line that everybody will enjoy and cheerish for the rest of their lives!!!

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Cape May New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Drove 5 hours to see the point sir lighthouse. Although the drive was beautiful with lovely scenery along the Pacific Coast Highway the lighthouse itself was a major disappointment. The point sir lighthouse. Although the drive was beautiful with lovely scenery along the Pacific Coast Highway the lighthouse itself wasn't major disappointment. To go out to the lighthouse you have... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This is what you see in the movies, except it is real! Fantastic and breath taking. Make sure to bring good camera and a wind breaker as it can get very chilly with the strong wind and sometimes fog, even in the summer.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

People go to this place for the photo ops mostly. But on weekends and Wednesday's, they go to tour the light station. Tours are docent/ranger led, and last about 3 hours, so be prepared to make a day of this (with a stop at Bixby Creek Bridge, perhaps). First, this is a hike, not a stroll or a walk. You... More 

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