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Point Bonita Lighthouse

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Point Bonita today is part of the largest urban national park in the United States, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. A secret jewel of the Bay Area, Point Bonita is still an active lighthouse. The U.S. Coast Guard maintains the lighthouse...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Government shutdown may be an issue as restrooms were closed and so was the lighthouse. The lighthouse would have been a bonus. We took a Lyft from the Fisherman’s Wharf area (for about 26 dollars). We them walked uphill and downhill the area with amazing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank robertocQ7329EK
Reviewed November 8, 2018

We we having lunch in Sausalito and heard the waitress talking about this attraction. Since we had a couple of hours to kill, we decided to give it a try. When we arrived, we know it would be a walk but we were prepared for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

A must see attraction! The park ranger was good in providing vital information before the park opened (history of the lighthouse).

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BalpreetHarvi
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

This was such a beautiful spot, hidden away on a secluded cliff and across 2 suspension bridges. The lighthouse is in full working order, you cannot go up to the light but can go inside and view a small exhibition. The lighthouse is only open...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank pauliet1984
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

If you arrived at the Golden gate you can push another little bit and you can reach this really nice place. It is interesting how it is made and the way to pass is funny, a little cave in the rock and a really funny...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank marco-anni
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Once you’re at the bottom of the stairs it’s nice. The light is tucked into the cliff side to protect from high winds and get below the fog. Be warned it’s a hike up all those stairs.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed August 19, 2018

This is a great way to get and close to a great lighthouse.It is only open for 3 hours on a Sunday. recommend getting there early so you are ahead of the crowd.Easy to get to with nearby parking.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Peter C
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We loved the visit. Got to see some seals! We were very lucky to have a clear, sunny wonderful day, which is unusual. On a clear day, go for it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank F2821KRcarolinar
Reviewed July 4, 2018

My wife and I have visited this lighthouse several times in years past, but not for over a dozen years, and we forgot about the very limited hours it is open. They are currently posted as Sunday and Monday 12:30-3:30 pm, but I see that...More

Date of experience: August 2017
7  Thank AnnArborMiBob
Reviewed June 22, 2018

The lighthouse itself is about average, and its hours are pretty funky (12:30 – 3:30 Sa-M), but it can also be closed these times due to weather conditions. The good news is that the drive to the lighthouse is amazing, so you can’t be too...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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deborah g
March 19, 2017|
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Response from anlof9 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for taking so long to answer! It's steep in one part, but definitely doable at a slow pace. It is paved up to the tunnel entrance, the tunnel has a paved part in the middle with rocks and dirt on the sides (it's kind... More