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Point Sur State Historic Park

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Hwy. 1, Big Sur, CA 93940
+1 831-625-4419
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Historic, dramatic lighthouse with great views of the coast

The lighthouse sits on a huge rock connected to the mainland by a sandy spit of land. The views... read more

Reviewed yesterday
marc_loinaz
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Los Altos, California
Point sur

What a nice surprise to see such a magnificent view. We had the time and opportunity so we stopped... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Russ A
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Turlock, California
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This historic lighthouse located around Point Sur is now a state park.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hwy. 1, Big Sur, CA 93940
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Reviewed yesterday

The lighthouse sits on a huge rock connected to the mainland by a sandy spit of land. The views from the top of the rock are outstanding up and down the coast. It can be quite cold and windy on the rock. Bring warm coats/windbreakers...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a nice surprise to see such a magnificent view. We had the time and opportunity so we stopped and glad that we did. I will be stopping here again the next time I am driving by

2  Thank Russ A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great tour of the lighthouse, so glad we made time to take the tour was not disappointed. We had a beautiful day and the guide was great. it is a bit of an incline up however there are stops along the way...More

2  Thank Eztake0ut
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Spectacular scenery along the drive but you cannot visit the lighthouse apart from 3-hour tours on Saturday, Sunday or Wednesday

1  Thank stonerose5
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Reviewed March 20, 2018

This tour was amazing! It is only available on certain days and it is first come, first served, so check out the website. 6 of us took the 3 hour tour and it was first-rate. The guides and rangers were very accommodating (we had 2-...More

2  Thank wordsrme
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Please put Big Sur on your bucket list and go! I tend to go in February which can be surprisingly warm and definately nowhere near as crowded as in the high season. The locals appreciate your custom in the 'off season'. Highway 1 is still...More

3  Thank juliewren2001
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Reviewed January 19, 2018

We loved the lighthouse tour! Do it, if you love history, great views, and a little adventure!!! Dress warm because it gets windy up there!!!!! It is a hike up the hill! Make sure to wear good tennis shoes and no flip flops.

2  Thank Peter V
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

My partner had the great idea to bring me here, as he visited it so many times before, and what a great idea that was, We could not reach the Hearst castle due to a land fall down the road but we enjoyed all we...More

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Reviewed September 30, 2017

First let me say the staff was wonderful concerning my mother's access up to the light. I had arranged quite a while in advance for handicap access to the light, since the tour walks up a steep road to get up to the light. The...More

1  Thank Charity H
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Reviewed September 1, 2017

During many visits to Big Sur, Point Sur always appeared to me as a wonderful, wild, out-of-reach place often shrouded in mist and mystery. If not for the bridge collapse limiting our options to the south this summer, my family and I would have still...More

3  Thank Todd S
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TravelManiac214
May 29, 2017|
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Response from Gabby92399 | Reviewed this property |
I visited in August so I wasn't affected by the massive landslide this week that shut down highway 1. The Big Sur area is definitely affected and the California Department of Transportation (Trip advisor wouldn't post this... More
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