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Battery Point Lighthouse

Address: Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone Number: 707-464-3089
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, History museums, Specialty museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Museum that houses many artifacts and documents related to local history.
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Type: Lighthouses, History museums, Specialty museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Museum that houses many artifacts and documents related to local history.
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The lights is beautiful! We visited in February, so the lighthouse was closed but we saw a pod of gray whales.

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SE Idaho, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We arrived in Crescent City in the evening and it was stormy and high tide when we were there, so we couldn't get close to the lighthouse. But it was a beautiful spot, and we would like to go back when it was low tide and the weather was nicer, so that we could actually walk the short distance across... More 

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Florence, Montana, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

It was as easy walk to the lighthouse up a slight incline. The museum was not open when we were there but it was worth the walk up to it just to see the view from the lighthouse. There are a couple of picnic tables to sit at and enjoy the view. Well worth the walk to it and easy... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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155 reviews 155 reviews
26 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

In the off season, this place is only open during low tide and on the weekends. I called ahead and was able to unsure we were going to be able to walk out to the lighthouse. First off, this is one of the most picturesque lighthouses in America. With the windblown tree it is great to take pictures near or... More 

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Avon, Ohio
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520 attraction reviews
1,091 helpful votes 1,091 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Battery Point Lighthouse is a wonderfully picturesque structure perched on top of a small rocky island just off the shore near Crescent City’s harbor and can be seen from many points. The island is accessible at low tide by a short walk from a parking lot at the end of A Street across the rocky, temporarily dry channel followed by... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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507 reviews 507 reviews
288 attraction reviews
475 helpful votes 475 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

This is a very nice scenic lighthouse only acessible at low tide. It was difficult for us to find where to access the lighthouse but once we did, there was a pebbled ocean bed that you had to walk across to get there. It was not open when we were there but it was so peaceful to explore the small... More 

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Lakewood Pierce County, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The weather was great! When the tide is low, you can walk right up to it. Perfect distance from everything! A Peer next to it where you can see people crabbing. A Jettie where you can walk on and experience the Tsunami aftermath.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Such a wonderful place to add to your trip. You can seat back and feel so revived. All you need to do is sit there, feel the breeze, hear the ocean waves, feel the sun on your face, and relax.The view, tour,and history. You can see whales in the distance at the right time of year.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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184 reviews 184 reviews
62 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The Battery Point Lighthouse is only accessible when the tide is low over a small stretch of land. This is one of the few lighthouses that still has personnel living in the lighthouse year around. They provide tours for a small fee of the living quarters and the lighthouse lantern. The tour is interesting and educational, describing life in a... More 

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Fremont, California
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1,281 attraction reviews
1,225 helpful votes 1,225 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We were there about an hour before sunset so had some stunning views of the lighthouse in the sun. One could walk out and go visit the lighthouse. Battery Point Lighthouse is one of the first lighthouses built on the California Coast.

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