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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, Landmarks
Owner description: One of the oldest operating lighthouses on the West Coast.
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Type: Lighthouses, 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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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
10 helpful votes 10 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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12 reviews 12 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Mariposa, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This lighthouse will let you take a trip back in time. The outstanding job these dedicated group of volunteers have done to restore and recreate this lighthouse in a 1920-1940 era. The lighthouse was first lit in 1855 and has an well documented history and photographic displays along with several types of bouys, lights and radio displays. A rainy day... More 

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Creston, California, Usa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We were there on a Wednesday so did not get to go in but did get to see it ! Go good photos of it and enjoyed the fact that the 10th hole of the golf course was here also !

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Cortez, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Finally remembered on the right day, at the right time, to go visit. Beautiful views. Educational. Nice grounds for a peaceful stroll.

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Pensacola, Florida, USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

As a collector of lighthouses, I am rarely surprised when I manage to find one. This was so different because it's further inland than you normally expect. There's a lot of golf course between the light and the sea. That in itself is one of those good things, bad things situation because if you haven't located it while you're actually... More 

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