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Point Pinos Lighthouse

Asilomar Avenue, Between Ocean View Boulevard and Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
831-648-5716
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Description: One of the oldest operating lighthouses on the West Coast.
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Pensacola, Florida, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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NL
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The Lighthouse is a great place to visit in Pacific Grove. The volunteers are very informative and I had some lovely chats with them. The lighthouse is near the Ocean View Blvd, a beautiful scenic drive with great views of the ocean and the wildlife. We even saw whales near to shore!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We did not get to tour the light house as it was closed when we arrived. We saw a lot of deer at the cematary across the street from the light house.

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Oakland, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Lighthouse is a great intro to Pacific Grove. The volunteers are very informative and clearly love the old lighthouse and its history. Extra treat spotted whales from the lighthouse property.

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Mamou, Louisiana
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100 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Knowledgeable docents and ready and eager to assist. Interesting details and a lovely view. Oldest continually working lighthouse on the west coast. Very nice stop.

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Manteca,CA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was a very interesting historical lighthouse. History was interesting and the docents were very knowledgeable.

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Fremont, California
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1,527 reviews 1,527 reviews
971 attraction reviews
922 helpful votes 922 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We visited Point Pinos Lighthouse. The historic lighthouse is the oldest continually operating lighthouse on the West Coast. It was originally put into use in 1855 and as of 2014 it is still actively used for navigation. When we visited the lighthouse was under restoration and one could note this on some of the work being done on the lighthouse.

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Park City, Utah
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Lots of history here. The lights and signals and history of the keepers is very interesting. Loved seeing the decor and how the keepers lived and ran the light.

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This light house is set within a beautiful golf course just check the hours before you visit as the are limited

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west of Washington, DC
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35 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Always like seeing views of our maritime history, this is incredible - we stayed till sunset and watched the light come on, very nice!!

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