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“Lovely, unique lighthouse” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Battery Point Lighthouse

Battery Point Lighthouse
Crescent City, CA
707-464-3089
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Type: Lighthouses, History Museums, Specialty Museums
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Owner description: Museum that houses many artifacts and documents related to local history.
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“Lovely, unique lighthouse”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2011

Battery Point lighthouse was built in 1856. This lighthouse is unique in that it is the only lighthouse on the west coast that is accessed over a causeway. You cannot cross the causeway except at low tide!

The setting is beautiful, especially at sunset.

To get to the actual lighthouse on Battery Island, park in the parking lot on A Street, and then walk down a slight hill and across the causeway. There are some rocks and uneven footing, of course, since the ocean washes over here twice a day. Then you walk up a smooth paved footpath.

The lighthouse is open from April to September. Wednesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM, you can tour the interior of the lighthouse and visit the small museum there for a nominal fee. You can visit the grounds at any time though, as long as the tides cooperate.

If you do not have a tide table handy, be sure to keep an eye on the ocean – you don’t want to get stuck on the island until the next low tide!

Well worth a stop :-)

Visited February 2011
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“Beautiful Lighthouse Fantastic Photo Op Make a day of it Not for disabled”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2009

In order to go out to the lighthouse, you have to walk across an isthmus at low tide, which is when it is very foggy. Well worth doing, not for the disabled, as you must walk across rocky ground and go up an inclined paved drive once you get there. Nice place with a picnic table to sit and wait and watch others go, though. Then come back later in the day when the sun has come out and cleared all the fog away to take pictures of it as it is beautiful.

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“Tour a memorable lighthouse and learn about Crescent City history.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2009

Walk through this 150 year-old lighthouse on a guided tour and learn about the history of Crescent City, including the damage done during the tsunami of 1964. The lighthouse itself is worth a trip to this wonderful town.

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“Beautiful views and worth the trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2009

This was a beautiful sight to see, you are able to walk to the lighthouse if the tide is low and see some wonderful views of the ocean and the town. Would recommended you make the trip if in the area.

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“Must See in Crescent City, CA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2009

Battery Point Lighthouse is a must see when driving through Crescent City. Unlike the other famous lighthouse that's 9 miles out to sea (St. George Lighthouse), Battery Point is accessible by foot. Their reasonably priced tour is about one hour long and includes sought after views on top of the lighthouse. Volunteers have the unique opportunity to be lighthouse keepers. Even if you don't take the tour, just walking the lighthouse grounds is worth the trek. The lighthouse is private property and does not allow pets on their premises.

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