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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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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Tim P
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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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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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