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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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buckley, wa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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
20 helpful votes 20 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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229 reviews 229 reviews
82 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
2 reviews
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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