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Point Pinos Lighthouse

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Address: Asilomar Avenue, Between Ocean View Boulevard and Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone Number: 831-648-5716
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Fri - Mon 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Description: One of the oldest operating lighthouses on the West Coast.
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This lighthouse is the oldest still operating on the West Coast. The volunteers who run this do a great job and are a fount of knowledge. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit as the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Fareham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This lighthouse is the oldest still operating on the West Coast. The volunteers who run this do a great job and are a fount of knowledge. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit as the rooms are depicting the life style of the keepers and the Log Books give fascinating accounts of daily occurrences especially of the 1906 earthquake. The volunteers are... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

It's $2 per adult, and $1 per child. The upstairs area is really neat. It's small and has about 3 rooms to see (plus the light itself). Then a basement area that explains how the lights work. It was all interesting and the docents we met were lovely. The property is small but pretty overlooking the golf course and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Nice little lighthouse, the people running the light house were friendly. A very interesting place. I learned a lot. The view from the light house are great. The golf course and old cemetery are across the street.

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Sunnyvale, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

A working lighthouse just minutes away from Pacific Grove downtown, accurately restored and maintained by a group of lighthouse afficiandos. Donation requested and well worth it. Check it out to see the lighthouse, the grounds, and some of the restored equipment.

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Turlock, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

check the times that they are open we took a trip up the coast and most light houses are closed this was not fun

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Monterey, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the west coast of America. Recent historical renovations to both the building and the grounds in the last few years. After visiting the lighthouse - good place for lunch or dinner is the restaurant at the Pacific Grove public golf course - just down the road. Aqua Terra, a well known food... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Point Pinos Lighthouse is very close to the house we were staying in during our trip to Pacific Grove. Our morning walk led us past the lighthouse, so we decided to come back for a visit. Visit the website for the days and hours of operation. This is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the West Coast, but it is... More 

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Antioch, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We appreciated the tour of the lighthouse and the history behind it. The cost at this time is $2 for adults and $1 for children. It is a self-guided tour, however there are a couple areas that the workers explain things to you (entrance and basement). I wish we could go all the way up to the light itself, but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Nice place to visit, I was surprised how small it was, the people that work there are volunteers and quit honestly they really were very informative about the place, it was almost as if they were searching for the answers when they were asked a question. It is in a fabulous location, and I did enjoy downtown Pacific Grove. Don't... More 

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Turlock, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The docents make this place come alive. The view is incredible and it has a lot of history to be absorbed. Great place to see

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