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Point Vicente Lighthouse

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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31550 Palos Verdes Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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All reviews light house each month point vicente coast guard interpretive center open to the public must visit place fog horn spot whales great walk nice park plenty of parking great view los angeles small museum pacific coast see whales
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the area last week (August 2019) and others have said there are days the lighthouse is open but we did not see where you could get anywhere close to it. There is a nice park like setting and going around sunset is gorgeous....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank BeadedWhimsy
Reviewed May 10, 2019 via mobile

This is a must see. It is a lovely park with an incredible view. The day we stopped by was a bit overcast but it didn’t keep us from seeing the beauty of this area. It’s a definite picture stop. Bring a picnic and stay...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank yazdragonfly
Reviewed February 23, 2019

Its all about the timing! Had been cold and rainy but that morning it cleared with the sun out and the Coast Guard practicing helicopter rescue training! Had a great front row seat of hovering craft lowering and retracting rescuers. This is one of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kumtux
Reviewed January 7, 2019

Always a place to stop and visit whenever I am in the area. If you are lucky, you get to spot whales in this area. Nice place for a walk or jog or run.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Joana G
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Great view looking at the rustic light house at the point. A scenic experience you must have, You cannot go in the lighthouse but its very nostaligic to view!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peppy H
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Did a bike to check out the lighthouse and scenic views. Incredible monument with a halogen lightbulb that can be seen from over 20 Miles out at sea. Unfortunately can’t go inside due to the asbestos, mercury and lead paints, but it’s a terrific landmark...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Glamourlife
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Point Vincente was named by Captain George Vancouver, an English explorer who surveyed the Pacific coast on his sloop ‘Discovery’, around 1790. He apparently named the point after his good friend Friar Vincente of the Mission San Buenaventura (located in present-day Ventura, CA). The Point...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank TMenon
Reviewed July 18, 2018

The Lighthouse is closed but Interpretive Center is open. Beautiful view of the ocean and scenic vistas of the Rancho Palos Verde Peninsula. Plenty of parking available for free. Point Vicente Interpretive Center is just a few walks away from the lighthouse. Definitely worth the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dwueclipse
Reviewed June 29, 2018

Stopped here to walk along the paths above the Pacific Cliffs. The lighthouse was closed, but were able to visit the Park exhibit station. The docent was very informative on the displays as well as the short movie.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Lukeanthonywflorida
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

We would have loved to have walked the grounds around the lighthouse, but it is locked up tight with no access. We got some nice pics, but all with chain link fences in them - major bummer. We walked along the cliffs instead, making the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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shakiba89
February 5, 2018|
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Response from anthogx | Reviewed this property |
Not really... There is like a banquet hall or restaurant but I think it is more for events, weddings.
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SanDiegoJudi
September 9, 2016|
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Response from May L | Reviewed this property |
No, it's pretty easy. It's also wheelchair accessible.
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CJ D
October 7, 2015|
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Response from VEC24 | Reviewed this property |
According to the San Vincente lighthouse website, the tower is currently closed for maintenance. It looks like they are still doing tours of the grounds. I would contact the facility via email for updates, especially if... More
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