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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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Fri - Mon 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Description: One of the oldest operating lighthouses on the West Coast.

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If you enjoy touring lighthouses stop here!

Scenic, historical & most interesting. Love the smell of the ocean air! A must if you are into lighthouses. $2 addmission for upkeep. Easy parking & close to Pacific Grove & 17... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Dublin, California
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Dublin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Scenic, historical & most interesting. Love the smell of the ocean air! A must if you are into lighthouses. $2 addmission for upkeep. Easy parking & close to Pacific Grove & 17 mile drive is a few minutes away.

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Saint-Nazaire, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Not far from Lovers Point sit this little lighthouse. A little seclude but not hard to find or to access, It was closed when we got there, the visiting hours hadn't started yet, but you can still walk outside the gated perimeter and take some pictures.

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Alicante, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A lovely landmark along this coastline. It was all locked up when we went but you can get some great photos from all different angles.

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Nashville, TN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We found it very convenient to stop at Point Pinos Lighthouse for a self tour. The volunteer who took the small admission fee helpfully imparted facts about the lighthouse and what we would find on our tour. Rooms and displays are on the main, upper, and basement levels. Another docent was stationed downstairs; she engaged the children who were touring... More 

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Logan, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It's a lovely little lighthouse and the volunteers were very knowledgeable about it's history. Fun to walk around and imagine life there. We saw Whales in the distance from the upstairs windows! Worth our time to visit most definitely!

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is not your typical lighthouse...its got very nice observatory, and very well maintained house rooms under.. lovely stop. Do drop by if you are in Monterey / Pacific grove area.. Entry is free, parking nearby.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We really enjoyed walking through the lighthouse at our own pace. The rooms are well appointed with articles from the past. The passages from logs written at the time were quite touching. Interesting to see how women were involved.

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Del Mar, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is one of the many places you can stop along the road that goes from Monterey through Pacific Grove. You will see the lighthouse as you are driving around the corner through Pacific Grove with great scenery, lots of wildlife: sea birds, sea lions, harbor seals, sea otters and whales can be seen beyond the kelp. Have your binoculars... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

With fantastic views of the coast, wildlife, and the sand dunes, it is worth a quick stop on your drive around the point if for no other reason that climbing up for a bit if a higher view.

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Oakley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Very interesting and you get to go inside and get a tour from multiple knowledgeable people. It inspired me to see more lighthouses, I had to visit another one the next day.

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Additional Information about Point Pinos Lighthouse

Address: Asilomar Avenue, Between Ocean View Boulevard and Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone Number: 831-648-5716
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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