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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
Type: Lighthouses
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Henderson, Nevada
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106 reviews 106 reviews
14 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Very informative. Lots of fresh air, some exercise. Do plan to protect yourself from the sun; 1.5 of the 2 hours is outside.

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California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We did not expect to go on a Light Station tour (Lighthouse) but it was so interesting and fun. Able Martinez was the Docent and he was knowledgeable and the information he shared fascinating. Lannie was the assistant and he was very kind and friendly. These volunteers were the best!

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Danville, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The tour includes a walk around the whole property so you get to learn what life was like in the late 1800's. You also get to see a lot of wildlife (sea lions, birds, sea otters, etc.). We even caught a glimpse of a shark (they track the great whites in the area from a buoy near the light station.... More

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Northridge Ca
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

We visited the Piedras Blancas light house tour and nature walk. It is open only a few days a week for tours in the winter so check your schedules. No reservations you just show up at this deserted hotel area, meet one of the volunteers. You pay $10 per person, then she divides you up into groups depending on how... More

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I wondered what a 2 hour tour of a light house would cover. This tour was so much more! Yes, we did go in the lighthouse, which is a small part of the overall experience. Our guide shared with us information about the sea life, the history of the light station and the restoration of the light station and light... More

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We took this tour Dec. 31, 2013. It was great! The guides divided the guests into 3 or 4 groups (we were in the first group so I don't know how many groups). Our guide was Dave and he was great! He knew everything and could answer all the questions. The groups move about the property in different directions and... More

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San Clemente, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
11 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The tour is great! we have now been on the tour twice, and it has been an enjoyable tour. The tours are scheduled and only run some days, so make sure that you know the schedule and show up on time, or you will miss that day's tour. Also, bring your camera and binoculars. There are many things to see... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The reviews I read before going made me want to do this during our trip to Cambria! The day before was very windy, but the day we did our tour, the weather was perfect. Late September is excellent! The tour guide was very knowledgeable. At a few stops in the tour, there are large bins of binoculars for us to... More

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Sunnyvale, CA
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210 reviews 210 reviews
33 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Take the 2 hour tour. It's well worth it. Very informative and interesting provided by caring volunteers. There's also a sunset tour that exposes you to different sealife

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Folsom, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Knowledgeable tour guide, usually windy but worth it. Take binoculars if you want to see more. We saw seal lions and seals. No whales that day. The lighthouse is cool.

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