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Point Reyes Lighthouse

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Drenched in fog most of the year, this lighthouse is one of the foggiest in the country, and is a great whale-watching spot in the fall and spring.
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1 Bear Valley Rd, Point Reyes National Seashore, CA 94956-9740
+1 415-669-1534
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Reviewed December 5, 2018

Point Reyes National Seashore is part of a national park but no entrance fee required. It’s about 2 hours drive from Sacramento and 1 hour from SF bay area. It is a peninsula separated from main land by an inlet where infamous San Andrea's fault...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bigboy61455
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

The roads wind and paths are rugged. A deep thick fog lures overhead in certain areas. That’s why summer is the best time to come. The beaches are not the kind to swim in (rip tides) but they are great to look at and once...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Fun place to get away from the city and be surrounded by a small town in nature. My friends and I rented a vacation rental for the weekend. The weather was nice and chilly. The town was quaint and plenty of fresh air. Coming from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Beautiful hike away from city's hustle and bustle. Mileas and miles of beautiful sea shore. Some parts are shady and rest is in open so better carry your hat and lot of drinking water . Better take a sandwhich too.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Dinesh S
Reviewed September 28, 2018

This is the second time in three years that we traveled to the lighthouse. The first time, shame on us, we did not check to see if it was open on a Tuesday, and made the 45 minute- each way drive to get there and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Lighthouse is closed. Yes there are a lot of sights along the road that lighthouse is closed. But a lot of people hoped that there was any way to see it and kept riding. No! You won't see anything except coastline (not beautiful at all)....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kve082
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Lighthouse is closed till October so will reserve judgement till then. Weather was very foggy so couldn't see much but it was beautiful when sun came out.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Coastal174438
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Lots of steps!! It what a view!! Super cool light house!! Take your time to walk to it and walk back up the steps! It’s like 300 + steps. Really glad we got to go !

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank barthols2
Reviewed August 21, 2018

If you make it back from all the stairs you’ll think, “that was awesome.” The light is now automated, I can’t imagine being the keeper beforehand...yikes.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

At the end of July we got to the parking lot, put on all the extra clothes we brought with us because we knew it was going to be cold. Rhode Islanders aren’t used to 50 degrees with the wind chill in July!! It was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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April 2, 2018|
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Response from Trina J | Reviewed this property |
No reservation needed.
October 22, 2016|
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Response from Tamarisk59 | Reviewed this property |
Saturday 10am–4:30pm Sunday 10am–4:30pm Monday 10am–4:30pm Tuesday Closed Wednesday Closed Thursday Closed Friday 10am–4:30pm. Tel +1 415-669-1534
September 25, 2016|
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Response from Kruiz90 | Reviewed this property |
You could use a scooter from the parking lot to the visitor center but not down to the lighthouse. You will be able to see it if the fog allies from the visitor center area.