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Point Reyes Lighthouse

Address: Point Reyes Station, CA
Phone Number: 415-669-1534
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Whale watching
Owner description: Drenched in fog most of the year, this lighthouse is one of the foggiest in the country, and is a...
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Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Whale watching
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Owner description: Drenched in fog most of the year, this lighthouse is one of the foggiest in the country, and is a great whale-watching spot in the fall and spring.
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Rodeo, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Love to come here often. Its quite a drive, past farms with lots of cows, but the drive irself its awesome. If you're lucky, you gonna see lots of hawks, quails, deers, cows of course, and elks! Im yet to see lots of whales here, saw one for a brief moment before the fog covered everything, but during elephant seal... More 

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Berkeley, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

In the winter, on a day when there is no wind, you can come out and see the Farallon Islands-and during the whale migration be treated to the site of gray whales.

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Sacramento, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

While the scenery is beautiful and the ocean spectacular, I found the lighthouse disappointing. The drive from the Sacramento region was nearly 3 hours then you need to take a shuttle bus to the site itself, walk up ½ mile to the top of the hill then take a nearly 30 story steep narrow step walk down to the small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It is a long drive through the seashore area to the lighthouse, but so worth it. Absolutely beautiful and the tour was interesting. It is quite chilly there so be sure to at least have a windbreaker. Lots of steps so not handicap accessible.

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Chicago
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274 reviews 274 reviews
107 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

As a photographer, I am always looking for something with drama. Unless you are shooting from a boat, save your gas and time.

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Bakersfield
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Very good place to observe California shore. Enjoyed every minute up there. Also a good exercise to go down to a lighthouse - about 300 steps.

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Ashland, OR
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

It's worth the drive out to the Point Reyes Lighthouse - just beautiful... take your time. Be forewarned: entrance to the actual lighthouse is closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, but you can still explore the surrounding areas. Might be windy - bring appropriate clothing.

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Puerto Rico
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

If you love lighthouses, like I do, you'll love this small but quaint lighthouse that sits proudly on a cliff guiding boats to safety. Its a small hike from the parking. The road there takes you through many farms and farmland, something very different for me, but BEAUTIFUL drive. The lighthouse is closed Mon, Wed and Thurs- of course I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Even though there is a 0.4m walk to the lighthouse from the car park -with quite a lot of stairs involved-, it is worth it to see the original lighthouse that has been there since circa 1869. A guide is permanently next to the light giving information to all tourists. The best is the drive there, through very lash mountains.

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Chicago
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I'm not a fan of lighthouses but it was OK. The lighthouse was closed when I went there but the view nearby was wonderful.

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