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Point Pinos Lighthouse

Address: Asilomar Avenue, Between Ocean View Boulevard and Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone Number: 831-648-5716
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: One of the oldest operating lighthouses on the West Coast.
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Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Fri - Mon 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Owner description: One of the oldest operating lighthouses on the West Coast.

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Hickman, CA
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134 reviews 134 reviews
55 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Capistrano Beach, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great location of the lighthouse. But looks a little in disrepair. What contributes to that feeling is that wood boards have been added on the roof, I think to access parts of the roof, but really does a disservice to this otherwise cozy little lighthouse. Very approachable by almost ebveryone, i.e. level ground, not situated on a cliff yet next... More 

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San Rafael, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This lighthouse is definitely worth touring inside as well as outside. The volunteers are enthusiastic and knowledgeable! There's lots of history along with outstanding views. A must see when visiting the Monterey/Pacific Grove area.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Very cozy, the top is locked can't go up to the light area, but you can go down to the basement and see and learn about the history of the light, as well as the horn, and more about the former light keepers. You get to scroll thru the bunk room which Is on the second floor, the look out... More 

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SF Bay Area
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Nestled between a golf course and the ocean, this little lighthouse shines. A small lighthouse compared to other up and down the coast, its charm will seduce you. The gift shop inside has wonderful books about California history and the history of the many women who cared for and ran lighthouses throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. Stroll around the... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I was very disappointed with my visit to this lighthouse. I have been collecting stamps from various monuments, lighthouse and other places in my own book for awhile. Since I knew all California lighthouse have stamps I decided it would be fitting to add Point Pinos to my collection. The lady in the book store flat out refused to stamp... More 

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Loomis, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The docents are excellent and really know quite a bit about this still-functioning light house. It's easy to get to and has a wonderful parking lot right next to the Lighthouse

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Walnut Creek, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Want to see the oldest Lighthouse on the Pacific coast and it is walking distance from the Best Western in Pacific Grove. Hours Mon1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Thu - Sun1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Has a breath taking view of the Pacific Ocean and a very romantic walking around at Sunset I can't tell you any more than that!!!!!!!

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California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A beautiful look back into our history. We enjoyed all of the information and old items that helped you step back.

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