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Address: Avila Beach Drive, Avila Beach, CA 93406
Phone Number: 805 540 5771
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Great People Showing A Well Kept Light

In taking two consecutive vacations to see the lighthouses which line California’s Pacific Coast, we missed this one as it was closed the day we were in the area, and it would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Ron P
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Bakersfield, California
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Bakersfield, California
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198 reviews 198 reviews
38 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

In taking two consecutive vacations to see the lighthouses which line California’s Pacific Coast, we missed this one as it was closed the day we were in the area, and it would have been a tragedy had we not come back for it. Located just north of Pismo Beach in the sleepy community of Avila, this lighthouse still has the... More 

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Fresno, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I found the tour of the lighthouse to be very informative. I have frequented the Avila Beach area since a young girl and it was so nice to know a little more about its history and to visit a new site. The ladies that volunteer were so friendly and informative and the bus driver sure knew how to handle that... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great guide.. The refurb/rebuild and restoration accomplished shows talent and dedication. Lots of history and the view is priceless. Special thanks to our driver and guide Paul.

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Santa Clara, Utah
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215 reviews 215 reviews
65 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Very informative and only 10 people per docent. Ride up via trolley was good too. Each lighthouse has its own color scheme.

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Fairfield, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We took the trolley ride to the lighthouse. The hike is pretty strenuous and I just had knee surgery. The driver was very knowledgeable and made the short trip interesting. A docent toured the lighthouse with our small group and was also very knowledgeable and interesting. Great care has gone into maintaining this lighthouse. There is also a gift shop... More 

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California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The lighthouse is very unique. The docents were very knowledgeable and friendly. The house has been restored with artifacts from the late 1800's. You have to take a trolly to get to the light house. Driving the drive the guide gave us a history of Avila and the piers. We were there just before Christmas and they had a blue... More 

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Oakdale, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews 87 reviews
20 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

While visiting with relatives at the end of October, they told us we were visiting a lighthouse - what they didn't tell us was it was set up at a haunted house for Halloween. I would NEVER visit a haunted house on my own; however, this was already arranged and paid for, and we were already there, so we reluctantly... More 

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Orange, California
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116 reviews 116 reviews
32 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Make a reservation for this on-line and then enjoy the hike to this historic lighthouse. A tour of the lightkeepers home and the historic lighthouse is included. We left at 9 am and returned at 12:30. The docent for the hike had many interesting photos and stories to tell about the area including the geology and plant material, the docent... More 

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Ojai, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Great clean place, will definitely go back. Loved it, continental breakfast also. The staff were great and the room had the best view.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I really enjoyed this tour. The lighthouse is beautifully restored and the views up the are spectacular. It's all about if your interested in that sort of stuff.

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