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Piedras Blancas Light Station

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Address: Tours meet at the former Piedras Blancas Motel 1.5 miles North of the light station, Cambria, CA
Phone Number: +1 805-927-7361
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Great views, easy walking, lots of wildlife

This is an easy-walking, fun tour of a historical lighthouse on BLM property. You meet up with your guide and other guests off-site at deserted motel (sounds creepy but it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Stephen S
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Santa Clarita, California
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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an easy-walking, fun tour of a historical lighthouse on BLM property. You meet up with your guide and other guests off-site at deserted motel (sounds creepy but it isn't!). There you pay $10p/p for the tour, and then drive your car back down the highway to the lighthouse property. Tours are 2 hours in length and given by... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in Cambria and had already decided to do Hearst Castle and elephant seals. This is only a couple of miles. Good to see how the land is being brought back to original state and the history of the lighthouse.

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Thank intelligentgirls
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The 2 hour tour of the lighthouse was well worth the $10 of which 100% is used to maintain the lighthouse. This is perfect for anyone into lighthouses, history, natural plant and wildlife, and gorgeous views of the coast. The tour guides are extremely knowledgable and it is obvious they care about the future of the lighthouse. It is an... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was looking for an easy day trip activity for my husband and me. What a find! I have been living in the Central Coast area for 10 years and didn't know about this tour. I would definitely recommend it. We learned so much about the local wildlife, vegetation, and, of course, the lighthouse. The scenery is so beautiful, even... More 

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Cambria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this tour on tripadvisor. The cost is $10 per person. You meet at the former Piedras Blancas motel which is 1.5 miles north. Here they collect your fees and give you a group number. You then get back in your car and caravan to the light house. Here you drive on a dirt road and park and meet your... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an unexpected bonus to our Cambria min-break - we arrived one evening and saw this would be open the following day, so just drove up there in the morning. The group meets at an abandoned motel about a mile beyond the lighthouse entrance; you are issues passes then escorted in convoy back to and onto the grounds. The... More 

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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see but also "a must plan" when you plan to be in the Cambria area. You can't just go any time; you need to meet at specified time and location to take the tour. We met the volunteers for a Saturday tour and caravanned from the deserted hotel 2 miles north to the entrance to the... More 

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Manteca, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Maybe all lighthouses are like this, but you need to have a long guided tour to visit this place. I didn't bother stopping when I found that out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a great way to spend a couple of hours with wonderful volunteers and a beautiful historic light station along the coast just north of San Simeon. Check their web site for tour days & time--it changes with the time of year. The docent was wonderful, lots of interesting information about the history of the station and the lives... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

A little difficult to get to, but worth the trip and a bit of a walk. The view is breath-taking and the area around the lighthouse is beautiful and unspoiled.

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