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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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This is a wonderful and informative tour. Our guide, Zale, was excellent. He gave us the scoop on all the flora, fauna, and sea life as well as the interesting history of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is a wonderful and informative tour. Our guide, Zale, was excellent. He gave us the scoop on all the flora, fauna, and sea life as well as the interesting history of the station. Worth way more that the $10 fee.

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Upland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Beautiful scenery and a terrific tour covering life as it used to be along the Central Coast. I swear the Humpbacks breached on cue. We can't wait to take this tour again. Great value - only $10.00 for a terrific tour given by people who care about what they are doing to preserve the history and wildlife of the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Hay for $10 you get: 2 plus hours of history, nature and walking education. I have passed this by for years, I finely stopped and was glad I did.

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Riverside, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Make sure you bring cash to pay for the tour but such a great tour for the small price! So much information and it was a wonderful guided tour! My 3 girls (7 yr, 14 yr & 19 yr) all loved it!

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Santa Barbara, Ca
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We took a guided tour of the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse, and enjoyed it very much. When we went, they were enacting life on the compound that holds the lighthouse. Folks were in period costumes, doing things they would have been doing two centuries ago. Lighthouses are truly an important part of American coastal history and the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse is... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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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