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Battery Point Lighthouse

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Address: Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone Number: 707-464-3089
Description: Museum that houses many artifacts and documents related to local history.

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Small but fun

We found the idea of a lighthouse that can only be reached at low tide to be intriguing. It was quaint and the tour was well worth the suggested $3 donation, but you should know... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We found the idea of a lighthouse that can only be reached at low tide to be intriguing. It was quaint and the tour was well worth the suggested $3 donation, but you should know there are steep stairs and a ladder, and the top of the lighthouse can be very claustrophobic of you have 5 or more in your... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

When the tide is low you can walk across. It has some pretty backdrops for pictures. Picnic tables and some rocks to climb. It is a steep walk up.

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Crescent City, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It has been a few years since I last went on a lighthouse excursion ... This was a very delightful experience... So quaint, well kept, the tour was very interesting.. lots of history.. Need to know what hours it is open as well as high and low tide.. cause either way, you won't be able to cross...

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Calipatria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I've visited Crescent City many times, but never taken the time to see the lighthouse at Ballast Point. Wow! It's going to be a regular stop from now on. Unbelievably beautiful especially around sunset! If you have the chance, this is a must see!

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Gasquet, California
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Living vhere we take it for granted but it is a very nice example of a historical lighthouse with good accessibility during low tide. For tour hours I would contact the local visitors center upon arrival in town. Remember it is only accessible during low tide so check the tides. Nice picnic areas nearby as well as a pier and... More 

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Being from New England, we make it a point to visit our beautiful lighthouses. On our visit to California our daughter brought us to Battery Point Lighthouse. This was by far the most extensive and thorough tour we have been on. For $3.00 per adult and $1.00 per child this was a great outing for adults and children. The interesting... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I timed my trip to Battery Point Lighthouse for right when it opened. There were a fair amount of people there- several photographers and a school group. Some people were able to see a mama and baby whale, but I wasn't able to pick them out. The ice plant (purple flowers) was so cool to see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

One of our favorite parts of the day at Crescent City. We happened to get there at low tide, which you need, to get to the lighthouse. The walk up was beautiful and seeing all the sea lions play in the water was fun. For $3 a person you can take a tour. FYI:There are volunteers who give the tour... More 

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Talent, Oregon
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Even if you aren't a lighthouse buff, you will be struck by the beauty of this building and its location. Crossing the inlet at low tide to walk up to the lighthouse will give you a sense of adventure, even if you are in, like, the middle of Crescent City. The lighthouse lens spins throughout the day, so you will... More 

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Pine Grove, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Walked out, not open for tours. Picture opportunity was not up to other lighthouses along the coast, unless you bring a telescoping lens. Then get better pictures from the shoreline.

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