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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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Elephant Seals

This is the location where all the elephant seals sit on the beach. There is a nice parking area and boardwalk to view them. Really neat experience to see them.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We did not take the tour so I can't comment on it or how the lighthouse looks close up. We drove by and got out of the car but be aware you are pretty far from it and can't get a good look.

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Texas, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is the location where all the elephant seals sit on the beach. There is a nice parking area and boardwalk to view them. Really neat experience to see them.

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San Diego, California
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I enjoyed the Piedras Blancas Light Station tour immensely and learned so much - not just about lighthouses, but about ecology and history of the California coast. The guides are volunteers and you can tell they love what they do. Our guide, Mark, had a great sense of humor and lots of stories! In two hours, I learned so many... More 

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Carbondale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Toured this Light Station with my sister and 2 nieces. We got up at 4:30am and drove up Highway 1 from Cayucos to the Bixby Bridge to beat the traffic and to get back to the old motel to meet for the tour by 9:45. The meeting place is about a 1/2 mile from the Light Station and you break... More 

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Los Angeles
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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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12 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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24 attraction reviews
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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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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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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
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria

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