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Montara Point Lighthouse

Address: Highway 1, Montara, CA
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Montara
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks

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Tiburon, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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732 reviews 732 reviews
374 attraction reviews
375 helpful votes 375 helpful votes
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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Birmingham, Alabama
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We stayed in one of the private rooms (with shared bath) for a wedding in the area. The hostel staff is very friendly, and the grounds were beautiful. The rooms were very small, but the view more than made up for that. If you're comfortable with hostel style accommodations you won't finder a better view from your bedroom window in... More 

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Twain Harte
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a Lighthouse and Hostal. The people in charge of the lighthouse and Hostel were very friendly and full of information, they helped me remember another lighthouse I saw up north. Great coast view to the south from the property.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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119 reviews 119 reviews
59 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

The light on display inside as well as stories of shipwrecks that caused this to be erected were fascinating.Nice giftshop and plenty fo parking with clean restrooms coupled with the affordable hostel on site makes this a budget travelers choice if travelling the PCH between SF & Big Sur

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