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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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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.
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
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
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 you really want to see the inside of the lighthouse.
Usually, the tours take place the second Saturday of the month, with the exception of April, when it's the first Saturday in conjunction with Rancho Palos Verdes "Whale of a Day" festival. I'd check and see if the Rancho Palos Verde web site has additional information