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“Worth the 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 #5 of 13 attractions in Mendocino
Type: Lighthouses
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Penn Valley, California
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5 attraction reviews
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“Worth the Walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Very well preserved. Still operational. If you want to go up to see the lense you will have to check the website as it is only open for viewing a few days out of the year. To the right of the lighthouse there is an alcove where the water is calmer, we were able to look down from above and see jellyfish. Also there must be underground caves, because as the tide moves in and out it sounds like the cliff is breathing. Want to come back in spring to see the whale migration.

Visited September 2012
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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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Liege
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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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