This was one of the most peaceful, quiet places I've been. I want to go back just for the quiet. Coastline, ocean, rolling hills, cows, elk.
We went during the week, early December so there were very few people around. Didn't get to tour the lighthouse as it's only open weekends. Saw lots of elk, some elephant seals and various birds, especially redtail hawks. Recommend stopping by the Welcome Center; the ranger is extremely helpful and there's a nice gift shop. Had a very nice conversation with him and the shopkeep.
Some things to note: it's just as well the lighthouse was closed; I probably wouldn't have walked the stairs anyway. Very steep. You will drive through several dairy farms on the way; slow down as you go over the stockgaps (those metal rods in the road) and through the farm. There are people, pets, and cows wandering by!
Recommendation: Stop by Perry's Inverness Park Grocery on the way and pick up sandwiches. I'll write a review specific to them, but WOW the food was great.
Can't wait to go back.
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