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“Nice Lighthouse But Get Ready To Walk” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Point Cabrillo Lighthouse

Point Cabrillo Lighthouse
Hwy 1, Mendocino, CA
707 937 6122
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Ranked #4 of 13 Attractions in Mendocino
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Nice Lighthouse But Get Ready To Walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

This is a beautiful lighthouse with respect to the architecture. The keeper's cottages also add to the exhibit and you can tour the inside of one of them. This area can get quite foggy so the views around the lighthouse are hard to rate. There is a nice-sized parking lot and the lighthouse only has a suggested donation. The signs once you turn in of 101 lack so just keep going until you find it. Once there, the trail says it is only a 1/2 mile walk each way but it seems longer than that. However, it is a fairly flat dirt trail.

Visited August 2012
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“Do not go without an umbrella”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We were having a wonderful time visiting the Cabrillo lighthouse and walking around the buildings on a beautiful day. As we began our walk back to the parking, a few drops of rain came down and soon became a cataract of water. Without rain coat or umbrella, we were totally soaked. This is a place where the weather changes in a few minutes and waves come up to the rim.

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Sacramento, California
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“Nice Lighthouse!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

On our Mendocino area visits we frequently make the 1/2 mile walk from the parking area to see this lighthouse. The docents are quite knowledgeable and the displays show the interesting life from another era.
The open first floor of the lighthouse keeper's residence is definitely full of history. A walk around the grounds and seashore is delightful especially if the weather is nice.

Visited July 2012
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St. George, Utah
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“What a Lighthouse”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

My wife and I absolutely enjoyed our time at Point Cabrillo Lighthouse. The 1/2 mile walk from the parking area is well worth it and truly enjoyable! The Science Exhibits and salt water tank was an unexpected treat. Nine years ago we were here in March and saw whales.

Visited August 2012
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Carmel, California
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“At trip in time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

There is History here and the Lighthouse is well maintained with a lot of old items which make the History of the lighthouse interesting

Visited August 2012
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