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Point Pinos Lighthouse

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Address: 80 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone Number: 18316485716
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Fri - Mon 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast.

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A very special place in the Monterrey area

This light house is away from the touristy attraction in the Monterrey area, it is very scenic and rich in history. You can go into the lighthouse and visit its function and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
june k
Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This light house is away from the touristy attraction in the Monterrey area, it is very scenic and rich in history. You can go into the lighthouse and visit its function and the light house keeper's courter. The road leading up to the lighthouse is beautiful and definitely enjoyable.

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Jenks, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My special lady has an aversion to lighthouses, so when she saw there was one within about 4 miles of where we were staying...I knew we were going. When we arrived, discovered it was in the midst of a golf course, which was kind of different, but not distracting. Also, as we walked up to the lighthouse, we saw some... More 

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Antioch, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have always been drawn to Lighthouses I think from my time in the Coast Guard. This was a nicely restored lighthouse. The folks have worked on all three levels. They have worked to restore some of the furnishings to give you an idea of what life was like working a light. While you can't go all the way up... More 

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Glenview, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is worth your while to visit this picturesque lighthouse when it is open. Between the displays and the knowledgeable volunteers, there is a great deal of fascinating information about the lighthouse itself and the role it played at various points in history.

Thank Loki611
Phoenix, Arizona
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418 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great to walk around and check out this lighthouse. Worth a look, even when it's not open. Extremely picturesque and quaint.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were so excited to get to visit this lighthouse. We arrived during the times that it was suppose to be open but unfortunately it wasn't. We couldn't really take any pictures of the lighthouse.m except for one. Maybe next time we can get closer.

Thank Jessica G
Placerville, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty little lighthouse seen from a distance. With the right angles it is fun to photograph. You just need a long lens as it is in the middle of a golf course.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lighthouse is only open for a few hours each day (check the online schedule), however, quite well kept, interesting and the docents on site were very informative.

Thank Jane D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice to visit an actual working lighthouse. They did a great job displaying historical information, objects from the time period. The small display room in the basement showed off the past and present technology of the lighthouse, the three small rooms upstairs recreated the living conditions of the early lighthouse keepers. Docents were knowledgable and informative. The view of... More 

Thank AlmondToo
New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

As the oldest lighthouse operating on the West Coast it is a piece of history. The tour is self-guided, but the docent who was present was able to provide a wealth of information. In the Lookout room on the second they have printed out and framed some of the more interesting entries from the lighthouse keepers' logs.

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