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Piedras Blancas Light Station

Tours meet at the former Piedras Blancas Motel 1.5 miles North of the light station, Cambria, CA
+1 805-927-7361
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Ranked #3 of 7 Attractions in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
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Midway, Utah
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56 reviews 56 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We were blessed with excellent weather on the day of the tour. The lighthouse is very interesting and the views of the coast are fantastic. There were many whales to be viewed on this date.

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Atascadero, California
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217 reviews 217 reviews
77 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Be sure to schedule your visit. Look at the BLM website for times and dates. The tour is so worth it to see the history of the Light Station and more. I recommend this one!

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This was so enjoyable. We not only got to tour this old lighthouse, and the area around it, we also got to see all the wonderful sea life. There were sea lions, elephants seals, seals, birds, whales, and sea otters. It was a wonderful day. The lighthouse was wonderful and the staff of the lighthouse were so friendly and knowledgeable!... More

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Atascadero
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96 reviews 96 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Pretty darn cool. It was just national Lighthouse Day so a friend and I headed to Piedras Blancas for a tour. Glad I did. I grew up here and even played at the lighthouse as a kid. But to hear the history of the lighthouse and see all the is going on was wonderful. If you have never been to... More

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southern california
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107 reviews 107 reviews
48 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Had a good time on this tour although you have no freedom to wonder around. Tour guide is in the front and a employee of the park is at the end.You meet down at on old abandoned hotel (which we thought was odd) and you follow them into the grounds. The tour guide was interesting and quirky, to say the... More

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Chino, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a tour that is so worth the visit. It is an early morning tour, so wear a warm jacket and bring your camera. History with a view!

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Garden Grove, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The volunteers do a very good job showing the tours around. The are knowledgable about the native plants on the property, the history of the lighthouse and many of the former residents and keepers. It is well worth the time. Plus, we also got to see and hear the elephant seals on the shore below us and learn about them... More

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Marina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Perfect viewing site for elephant seals. Very enjoyable. We also saw whales that were spouting. A bit far off but it was great.

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Tulare, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

For years we have tried to take a tour of this lighthouse. It was either being restored or the time schedule did not work for us. The trick for this tour is to make sure to meet up at the closed down motel north of the lighthouse. There you will queue up and pay your $10pp. You will then be... More

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vandenberg village, ca
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150 reviews 150 reviews
9 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Hear about the tour from the hotel in Cambria. The two hour tour was one of the best we have ever taken. Both tour guides were well informed and very pleasant. Saw a lot of history as well as lot's of live animals on land and in the ocean. Followed up with a drive to Cambria to see the original... More

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