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Address: Highway 1, Montara, CA
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Unbelieveably Beautiful Place.

My girlfriend stayed here for one night and had an amazing time. The grounds are impeccable. At one time this was just a Lighthouse, but over the decades has morphed into a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 23, 2016
Luciano L
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Placentia, California
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Larkspur, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Cool little stop just had to figure out to get into the bathroom. A hostel on site. Nice small parking lot and plenty of picture spots.

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El Granada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Very lousy place for anyone to stay if you're a person of color because they will boot you out and give a lame excuse that you don't fit in the make of f the guess. I would never ask my worst nightmare to stay in this Hostel. Janice she should not be working in the hospitality business because she is... More 

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Placentia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

My girlfriend stayed here for one night and had an amazing time. The grounds are impeccable. At one time this was just a Lighthouse, but over the decades has morphed into a hostel. It has a very old world charm, with Cape Cod type architecture. It is built on the cliff with amazing views of the ocean and the rocks... More 

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

We stayed in Montara, CA and the lighthouse was a short walk from the house we rented. It is a beautiful old structure and the views are even more beautiful. The grounds are now a hostel for travelers. You can walk down trails from the bluff's to a small beach and explore the erosion, almost cave like, in the rocks... More 

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Darmstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

A very nice lighthouse located in Halfmoon Bay - there are many others, e.g. Pigeon Point, and you will meet friendly staff - and there's a good chance to see whales :-)

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Sits on a cliff overlooking the ocean. Beautiful views from the private room with shared shower, $85 per night. Gracious staff well appointed kitchens, supplies bedding

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Truckee, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

Cute old lighthouse with a great view. Looks like they have B + B rooms available on premises also. 100 yards off hwy 1.

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Moss Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

hard to turn left onto here but the lighthouse is a must stop if you're into lighthouses great view of whales coming by

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San Francisco, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016

Cute little lighthouse with history display on the grounds of a hostel. Best visited on a clear day. Visitors OK, limited parking. There are picnic tables and benches overlooking the ocean. Located at 16th Street and Highway 1, Montara, CA.

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Sanford, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016

We caught sight of the lighthouse while exploring the area after our arrival at a B&B down the road. After a little research that night we were happy to seek it out the next day. My husband and I have never seen a lighthouse quite like this one, the overlook was beautiful and this is definitely worth the quick stop... More 

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