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Piedras Blancas Light Station

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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Ranked #3 of 7 Attractions in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Prague, Czech Republic
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162 reviews 162 reviews
94 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Very interest place to visit set in a wonderful location. Once you have been round the lighthouse I thoroughly recommend a walk along the coast line to take in the views and the wildlife. Some great photo opportunities!

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Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

i never would have included this visit in my trip if it had not been for the enthusiastic TA reviews. It was a wonderful time, so thanks! My 2-hour tour was on a sunny morning following an overnight storm, which meant beautiful pounding surf and lovely cloud formations. The walking tour was conducted by an excellent volunteer guide, a retired... More

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Pasadena
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the Piedras Blancas Light Station. Our volunteer guide, Nancy, was knowledgeable and provided the right amount of detail. The tour is as much about the natural beauty of the coast as it is about the light station itself. There's a half mile walk around the light station and an opportunity to see magnificent views... More

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buckley, wa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We visited the Piedras Blancas Light Station and it was one of the highlights of our 2 week vacation on the California coast. The light station is in the process of being restored and when finished it will be even more attractive. The location is a rocky headland allows a close up view of sea shore wildlife and a tour... More

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Fresno, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We didn't get to take a tour of this because of the day passing through, but we did get to stop and take it all in. This is a beautiful lighthouse, the scenery is so peaceful. We were able to get photos of the outside and enjoyed the view.

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Midway, Utah
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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267 reviews 267 reviews
95 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
31 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
51 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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