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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 #4 of 11 Attractions in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
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Stockholm, Sweden
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62 reviews 62 reviews
50 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The California coast is often beautiful. Piedras Blancas (White Stones) is really such a place. You can take nice photographies.

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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Public tours cost $10 each and are conducted by very knowledgeable local guides. Tour dates and times vary with the season and you can only access this site on a guided tour. Well worth the time and cost.

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Los Angeles, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
34 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is a great tour of the Lighthouse with lots of info on the history of Lighthouses and Cambria. There's a lot of walking and even more opportunities for great pictures.

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Visalia, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It was an atypical day with great weather and we enjoyed the tour. It probably lasted about 2 hours. The docent spoke to us about what life would have been like for the people living there as well as the local flora & fauna. We were able to spot some whales out to see by their blowspots and there were... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

You have to make reservations and be able to meet a 'motel' parking lot so the Ranger can take you to the protected area. Excellent docents/rangers, super sites of the CA coast; lots of wildlife and bring binoculars and a windbreaker!

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Acton, Massachusetts
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73 reviews 73 reviews
26 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This Light Station is a few miles north of San Simeon, on it's own little peninsula. Viewed from the Highway One, it is quite a sight (and site). They provide guided tours, which we were unable to do, but the views of the Pacific Ocean were fabulous. This is an historic place with its own history, so try to do... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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164 reviews 164 reviews
95 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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