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Montara Point Lighthouse

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Address: Highway 1, Montara, CA

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Montara Lighthouse

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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15 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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33 helpful votes 33 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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Amston, Connecticut
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23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

It is always a plus when you can on the beach and/or the trails near the lighthouse and here, you can. Beautiful views!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This is worth a stop and a picture or two, even if you're not staying in the associated hostel. You won't spend the time touring it that you would at Pigeon Point Lighthouse some miles down the coast, but it's a pretty place. That is, if you can find it! It's hardly marked at all on Route 1, and the... More 

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Beautiful historic lighthouse,worth a stop....and if you can stay at the hostel, even better....a lovely place....amazing views, incredible people and set-up.

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