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Address: Highway 1, Montara, CA

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Beautiful Spot on the San Mateo Co. Coastside

Point Montara Lighthouse has the most beautiful views in the area. People say it is hard to find. Driving south, you can see it as you approach. There is a huge sign with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Moss Beach, California
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Moss Beach, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Point Montara Lighthouse has the most beautiful views in the area. People say it is hard to find. Driving south, you can see it as you approach. There is a huge sign with a replica of the lighthouse at the entrance. This is what you look for if driving north. If you are staying at the Hostel, what a good... More 

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Montara, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The title tells is all, very picturesque, beautiful views and some trails. It is also a youth hostel.

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Santa Monica, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My daughter really wanted to try sleeping at one of the lighthouse hostels on the California coast and Montara was the only one that had a room available. What a beautiful setting with the coast on each side and a very nice tide pool just below. The rooms were decent and clean; the staff very friendly and helpful. Just be... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The lighthouse is not open for visitors. It's a beautiful spot though. For those who like to get stamps in their US Lighthouse Society passports, they have stamps at the hostel on site (not open during the day unless you're staying there).

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Colorado Springs, CO
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Liked all, disliked nothing. Sleeping with the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks, visiting with the wonderful people who staff the place, perfect!

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Thousand Oaks, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

beautiful location, charming accommodations, warm and friendly staff.... stayed as a group of about 50 and rented the whole thing for four nights. Teens LOVED it! :)

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Tiburon, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
20 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

A funky spot to stop and check out an old lighthouse that is now also a hostel if you wish to stay. It looks clean if you like that style. The view is great when the whales are running as they come right past

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Rocklin, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a wonderful stopping point, it has the best views around! Easy access off of Hwy 1, minutes south of Pacifica. Great local, the beach is just north of the lighthouse.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This place is not very frequented, makes it ideal for couples. Lovely photo opportunities. Spend time on benches overlooking the Pacific Ocean! It is difficult to find, look for sign that says 'Hostel' or 'Montara point lighthouse' on route-1. The sign is discrete. Take 18th street and turn left. Enter thru chain link fence. Make sure to visit the office... More 

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Irving, Texas, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Lighthouse and hostel . Nice rocks along cliffs. Good spot for photos. Some history about the site posted in small signs as you go down the hill.

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