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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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Saw seals!

The history and family stories of the lighthouse keepers make this little gem come alive. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tessjean
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Kansas City, Missouri
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This View!

Simply Beautiful. The walk in the morning is easy, and downhill there (uphill back). We were not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
captkrunch
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The history and family stories of the lighthouse keepers make this little gem come alive. Beautiful setting. Also, saw seals!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Tessjean
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply Beautiful. The walk in the morning is easy, and downhill there (uphill back). We were not there when the museum and gift shop were open, but that is good. The serenity in the morning was amazing.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank captkrunch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit the light house and the scenery are fantastic. The history of the lighthouse and homes is fun to read and hear about. There is a decent walk for anyone that might be disabled but if you continue down through parking there...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 831staceyr
Reviewed June 5, 2019

Amazingly, the park has no entry fee and that includes the lighthouse museum and the small aquarium and free parking. Light hiking is involved here, from the parking lot to the lighthouse as well as to the cliffs and fields around the lighthouse. Nature is...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank alans747
Reviewed May 20, 2019 via mobile

Call ahead before you go. Tours are only made available when the Coast Guard are at the lighthouse, it's nice to know that before committing to the half mile walk.More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank C2306EAheathers
welcometojen, Manager at Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2019

That's right! We offer tours eight times a year, although our two museums and gift shop are open 365 days a year, and staffed by our awesome volunteers! Our website has the full list of tour dates for the year, and we'll soon be updating...More

Reviewed May 19, 2019

Realy enjoyed the area and would recommend people stop there. We even say harbour seals or not sure they miught have been sea lions. Great viewing area. Lighthouse is open most days. Check before you do.More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank D H
welcometojen, Manager at Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2019

Thank you for the review! The Lighthouse gift shop and museums are open 365 days a year, from 11am-4pm. (and the park every day from sunrise until sunset) We have harbor seals in our little cove south of the Lighthouse - but you can hear...More

Reviewed May 16, 2019 via mobile

As we pulled into the parking lot to see Point Cabrillo I was disappointed that we had to walk around one half mile to view this 1909 lighthouse. This lighthouse was built after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake as the Pt Arena Lighthouse south 30...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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welcometojen, Manager at Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2019

We hope you will come back and stay - those homes are so special, and we love sharing them with our visitors. Thanks for visiting, and thank you for the amazing review!

Reviewed May 15, 2019

Keep your eyes open.... there is plenty to see. We went to the light house first thing in the morning and it was a gorgeous side trip.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank lilwhitedog
welcometojen, Manager at Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2019

Visiting the Light Station in the morning is such a cool experience. So many birds singing, deer wandering around, and hardly a soul at the point. We're so glad you had fun visiting, come back soon!

Reviewed May 14, 2019 via mobile

We saw a lot of wildlife on our walk to the lighthouse, deer, seals, squirrels and birds. It was a half mile walk on a paved road. The road was vehicle accessible for individuals with disabilities. The lighthouse was closed when we got there so...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Sistersonatrip
welcometojen, Manager at Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2019

The baby harbor seals and their mamas are so cute this time of year! Thanks for visiting, we're so glad you had a good time!

Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

We were able to drive fairly close to the lighthouse. My husband did not need to exit the car with his wheelchair.

Date of experience: May 2019
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CaliforniaJan
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
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richardsilvoy
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
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Jennifer H
August 4, 2015|
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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.
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