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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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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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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Lighthouse and Museum

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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Marlton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

This lighthouse is small but cute. It is $2 to get in to see 3 rooms, but they are trying to restore it. We spent a little less than a half hour here. Nice if you have time or into lighthouses like I am. Pleasant with clean restrooms.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is a cool piece of history to see. I think its a lil far from the sea but it is up above the sea level.

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Learned that this is the oldest CA lighthouse in operation. The docents there were filled with facts and willing to share all their knowledge!

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Salinas, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We took an afternoon and visited the lighthouse. Lived here 45 years and have never been there. Point Sur lots of times...(it is a must) The place is beautiful right on the ocean..Small golf course right there...The lighthouse keepers and so nice and love the share many many stores...The kids seem to really have fun...they got to right the bell...Nothing... More 

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Hickman, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

It wasn't my idea to stop, but I'm glad we did. The views are breathtaking and it only costs $2 per person. The docents are incredibly knowledgeable and the historical items on display are very interesting and well preserved. I definitely recommend stopping.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

situated between Lighthouse Ave and Del Monte Blvd, you are also afforded an opportubuty to visit 1-4pm Thursday-Monday. This little lighthouse gem guides ships past Point Pinos

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