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“Beautiful lighthouse, though a little hard to find” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Montara Point Lighthouse

Montara Point Lighthouse
Highway 1, Montara, CA
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Montara
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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“Beautiful lighthouse, though a little hard to find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This is worth a stop and a picture or two, even if you're not staying in the associated hostel. You won't spend the time touring it that you would at Pigeon Point Lighthouse some miles down the coast, but it's a pretty place.

That is, if you can find it! It's hardly marked at all on Route 1, and the best way to locate it is to look for the street sign for 16th St. on the east side of Route 1 in the tiny town of Montara, and then drive up the unlikely looking entrance drive across the road (leading through an ominous-appearing gated wire fence), where you'll find a few visitor parking spots. If you intend to wander the grounds, you need to check in at the office.

It is advisable not to try to turn into the entrance from the south, particularly at times that Route 1 is busy. (The folks running the place warn about this.) If you're approaching from the south, make a note of the location of the entrance, drive a bit north until you find a safe turnaround, and approach from that direction.

Visited October 2013
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Great Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Beautiful historic lighthouse,worth a stop....and if you can stay at the hostel, even better....a lovely place....amazing views, incredible people and set-up.

Visited September 2013
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Birmingham, Alabama
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“Premium Hostel, Beautiful View”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We stayed in one of the private rooms (with shared bath) for a wedding in the area. The hostel staff is very friendly, and the grounds were beautiful. The rooms were very small, but the view more than made up for that. If you're comfortable with hostel style accommodations you won't finder a better view from your bedroom window in this price range.

Visited June 2013
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Twain Harte
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“Weekend Getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a Lighthouse and Hostal. The people in charge of the lighthouse and Hostel were very friendly and full of information, they helped me remember another lighthouse I saw up north. Great coast view to the south from the property.

Visited May 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Nice park rangers,cool museum,seals galore”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

The light on display inside as well as stories of shipwrecks that caused this to be erected were fascinating.Nice giftshop and plenty fo parking with clean restrooms coupled with the affordable hostel on site makes this a budget travelers choice if travelling the PCH between SF & Big Sur

Visited January 2012
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