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Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Great View of the Coast and Example of early 20th century lighthouses!

Its a half mile hike from the parking lot to the Lighthouse. We recommend taking the north trail... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Fran
Wonderful walk and outstanding views of ocean

This lighthouse is one of the few still having its original lens, as they are damaged, they are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sacramento, California
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OPEN 365 DAYS a YEAR -- THERE IS NO FEE -- Built between 1908 and 1909, and extensively restored, it is one of the most complete Lightstations in the U.S. and hosts visitors, vacation rentals, receptions and weddings, plus education programs for...more
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45300 Litehouse Rd, Mendocino, CA 95460-9736
+1 707-937-6122
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a half mile hike from the parking lot to the Lighthouse. We recommend taking the north trail as it is more interesting then walking along the road leading to the lighthouse. You get to see more of the coast and well as wildlife. The...More

Thank semimu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to walk about half a mile to this site unless you are disabled or staying at the holiday cottages. Pretty spot with some history attached. Nothing to do. Nice little shop. That's about it.

Thank AMD1000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lighthouse is one of the few still having its original lens, as they are damaged, they are being replaced with LED's. Once you make the walk, wear comfortable shoes from the parking lot out to the lighthouse, you will be awarded with great views...More

Thank jam1015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting old lighthouse with great views. A little bit of a walk out there but worth it, just for the views. Knowledgeable staff.

Thank bobj515
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove up to the lighthouse thinking that would be all to see. They have a small building with some items and a very small fish tank - not so great. But you do have a large area to see the cliffs and coastline. Within...More

Thank Bettina P
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Our experience was enhanced by the local "Whale Whisperer" slipping up beside us on the cliffs as we searched for whales out in the ocean. He stared out, then pointed out several plums of water and viola, binoculars up to my eyes and I had...More

Thank KateonRoute
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

After an invigorating 1/2 mile walk from the lot, we gained the cliff over the beach. The lighthouse is one of the few working lights I've ever seen. In the tiny museum/shop, the young lady there told us all we wanted to know about the...More

Thank Deb K
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

You can either take the trail or the road to get to the lighthouse. It is in a very nice setting on the cliff. The personal inside was friendly and knowledgeable of the history of the site.

Thank WombatBen
Reviewed September 16, 2018

if you have a handicap plate you can drive down to another parking lot by the rental homes. Once again amazing views every where you turn.

Thank jersey5454
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

I have been to a lot of lighthouses and this one actually looks like a house. Very well restored and the regular Fresnel lens is still functional. Grounds have the restored light keepers houses for lodging. There is about a half mile walk from parking...More

Thank Chip144
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February 28, 2017|
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Response from Manuel L | Reviewed this property |
It's a long walk but worth it. If one is physically unable to and with a disable placard, I would drive it all the way to the lighthouse parking. Whether there is space or not, the fact is one is legally disable, I'd find a... More
August 12, 2016|
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Response from Lrksprldy | Reviewed this property |
I see the question has been answered. A little more info, there are several trails leading to and from the lighthouse, but ticks are a real problem. Recommend staying on the main road, especially if you have dogs with you... More
Jennifer H
August 4, 2015|
Response from PCLK-Association | Property representative |
Yes, pets are welcome on a leash on the grounds, inside the lighthouse, and with overnight guests in the West Cottage.