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Port San Luis Lighthouse

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Address: Avila Beach Drive, Avila Beach, CA 93406
Phone Number: 805 540 5771
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The view is amazing from the light station, and the tour takes you all way up into the lighthouse's lantern room.You get to see the lighthouse's original Fresnel Lens too. Our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The light house has a lot of history But is not a good idea to take small children because they are not able to touch anything.We took are 5 year old twins and the only thing they like was the swing and the trolley ride . The prices for children were $15.00 dollars each I think they should of been... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The view is amazing from the light station, and the tour takes you all way up into the lighthouse's lantern room.You get to see the lighthouse's original Fresnel Lens too. Our tour guide was wonderful, and I highly recommend to take the tour if you have the chance.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

First of all kudos to all those volunteers who provide the service of maintaining and sharing this historical landmark to all of us. There are several ways to get to the lighthouse. Tours by Trolley car, or by a guided hike, or by a guided kayaking excursion are available for purchase. My choice was by Trolley car on a beautiful... More 

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Arroyo Grande, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you want a bit of history and the most beautiful view of the pacific ocean, you have to book a tour at the Port San Luis Lighthouse!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The volunteer docents are extremely well-informed. The building is completely furnished in period furniture. We saw whales! I did not dislike them but be aware that there are some narrow steep stairs to climb if you want to go to the top of the lighthouse.

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Oceano, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

There is absolutely nothing to dislike about this adventure. If you are capable the walk out to the light house is moderately strenuous. You must arrange with the Docents in advance due to security reasons. There is a bus available for those not capable of the hike. If are in the area and have a chance please arrange for the... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

What a real surprise to find such a California treasure! The docents were so enthusiastic and knowledgable. The lights house was in impeccable condition, as was the road. It was most fun to ride the trolley up to the point, taking in the scenic views up the hill. We were fortunate that a group moved their reservation up so we... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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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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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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Additional Information about Port San Luis Lighthouse

Address: Address: Avila Beach Drive, Avila Beach, CA 93406
Phone Number: 805 540 5771
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Avila Beach
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 5:00 pm

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