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Point Pinos Lighthouse

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Address: 80 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2015
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+1 831-648-5716
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Fri - Mon 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast.

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While in Pacific Grove we visited many thing the lighthouse was one of them not open every day.You give a donation of I think $4.00 to tour it.

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Altoona
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While in Pacific Grove we visited many thing the lighthouse was one of them not open every day.You give a donation of I think $4.00 to tour it.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Gorgeous. Look, it's just right there for you to drive by and see. Such a beautiful area, and gorgeous old lighthouse.

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Thank SusieRussell
Elverta, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When first approached, the site may seem small and uneventful. However, it is far from this. The small lighthouse is jam-packed with history and culture abound. A warm and welcoming atmosphere is present in the volunteer-run rooms, where friendly guides wait to point out tidbits and make the visit even more memorable. Gives great historical insight, a necessary stop for... More 

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Southern California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Displays are very nice and the docents provided a lot of information. It is nice to see how lighthouse keepers & their families lived. Gorgeous views, easy to access.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you can catch the lighthouse when it's open, it's a worthwhile hour or so spent delving into the nautical history of Point Pinots. The lighthouse is historically furnished and beautifully maintained. Be sure to check for open hours before you go. Admission is by donation, $4 for adult, $2 for children, youngsters 5 and under free.

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Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were made to feel very welcome when entering the lighthouse which made it a really lovely visit with great views and plenty of history without being overwhelming.

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California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well kelp little lighthouse. Loved the stories of the life that lived there and the history of the bay...a great stop for a quick visit and walk around the yard.

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Reviewed March 3, 2017

The information, visitor guidance and history are so cool. Very good place to visit. Beautiful views, and a super easy walk from town. So worth it! No admission but donation to restoration.

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California
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Reviewed March 1, 2017

I love lighthouses, whether still operational or retired. Point Pinos is a little gem. Driving (or biking) there on Asilomar Drive is a treat itself as it skirts the Pacific shore surrounding the Monterey Bay Marine Reserve. Wave after ultramarine wave crests and falls before gently crawling onto pristine beaches leaving opalescent foam on the white sand.

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Fresno, California
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Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

We walked to this lighthouse from the beach house we were staying at. The town is quiet and so cute like a village. It was an easy walk. The inside wasn't open yet for a tour but we walked around the outside and it was beautiful. We also got to watch a Veteran raise the flag. Very cool!

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