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Piedras Blancas Light Station

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Address: Tours meet at the former Piedras Blancas Motel 1.5 miles North of the light station, Cambria, CA
Phone Number: +1 805-927-7361
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So glad we checked this out this tour. Only $10 a person for a 2 hour tour of the lighthouse and the surrounding grounds. Learned a lot of the history of the lighthouse operations... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Los Angeles
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118 reviews 118 reviews
21 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

So glad we checked this out this tour. Only $10 a person for a 2 hour tour of the lighthouse and the surrounding grounds. Learned a lot of the history of the lighthouse operations and the volunteers efforts to restore the natural habitat in the area. Breathtaking views and we were able to see whales.

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Ladera Ranch, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Took the walking tour this past Valentine's Day weekend...The docent was very knowledgeable and made it interactive for small children on the tour as well. Saw gray whales migrating buy, the elephant seals, wildflowers and the coastline is just outstanding... The volunteers have done so much work on this lighthouse and are excited about future plans for the grounds...i will... More 

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Sacramento, California
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11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This place is just wonderful. I love taking pictures next to 140 year old light house. This place is run by volunteers only. I went there on Valentine's Day and there were so many people waiting to go on a tour that they ran out of volunteer tour guides. Get there early! The meeting area is located next to the... More 

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Monterey, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The work done there by volunteers is astounding! We were givien a tour highlighting the buildings, the large garden area, where they have removed about twenty acres of ice plant to let the native plants return. It is automated now, with the first order Fresnel lens on display downtown, where everyone can see it. Wonderful tour, and worth every cent.

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San Francisco, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Worth a drive down to this Light Station (Lighthouse) if you are love the lighthouses of America this is certainly one to visit.

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San Bernardino, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I had a very different reason for wanting to take this tour. Over the years, my best friend and I would visit the coast numerous times, especially the San Simeon area. We really enjoyed it. I lost him to cancer about 2 years ago. I always remember us sitting out at the fire pits at the Best Western Cavalier in... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The California coast is often beautiful. Piedras Blancas (White Stones) is really such a place. You can take nice photographies.

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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Public tours cost $10 each and are conducted by very knowledgeable local guides. Tour dates and times vary with the season and you can only access this site on a guided tour. Well worth the time and cost.

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Los Angeles, California
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is a great tour of the Lighthouse with lots of info on the history of Lighthouses and Cambria. There's a lot of walking and even more opportunities for great pictures.

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Visalia, CA
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5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It was an atypical day with great weather and we enjoyed the tour. It probably lasted about 2 hours. The docent spoke to us about what life would have been like for the people living there as well as the local flora & fauna. We were able to spot some whales out to see by their blowspots and there were... More 

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