Point Vicente Lighthouse

Point Vicente Lighthouse, Rancho Palos Verdes: Hours, Address, Point Vicente Lighthouse Reviews: 4.5/5

Point Vicente Lighthouse
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Rachel Lui
Los Angeles, CA450 contributions
Beautiful scenery
Apr 2021 • Family
A short (around 1.6 miles one way) and easy trail along the shoreside from the lighthouse. Road is paved so it’s good for stroller.
Written April 5, 2021
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MJ-Sid
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA343 contributions
Nice place for an evening stroll
Jul 2020
Nice park, cool breeze, mature trees provide plenty of shade, no beach access, walking trails with decent views, some cactus and succulent plant gardens. Good place to bring your folding chairs and read a book or two.
Written July 28, 2020
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pasowine
Paso Robles, CA5,371 contributions
Historic LIghthouse but not open to the public
Dec 2019
We had spent time in the nearby Interpretive Center, which also houses the original 1800's lens from France that was used for many years at the lighthouse. It was a nice easy and beautiful walk to the lighthouse from the Center. However, disappointing that you cannot see it, except from a distance. The area is quite nice though, with some green park shade area with picnic tables - great spot to eat. Wonderful views. Quite a bit of history with this lighthouse.
Written February 12, 2020
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mini
Fremont, CA104,440 contributions
Historic Lighthouse: Pointe Vincente Lighthouse
Dec 2019
We went to see Pointe Vincente Lighthouse, which was buildt in 1926. Its a beautiful lighouse to see in the Palos Verdes area.
Written December 19, 2019
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permia
Ireland37,082 contributions
Enchanting
Oct 2019
We arrived at what we regarded as the perfect time to admire the fine construct and its gorgeous surrounding panoramic land and seascapes. Late afternoon as the evening light began fading.

Walking from the Interpretive Centre towards the lighthouse was wonderful. Seeing the ever changing light on the rugged coastline creating varying patterns of hues was inspiring.

It was fascinating to learn that its famous 5 foot Fresnel lens, which was hand ground in France, spent its first 40 years in an Alaskan lighthouse before ending up in Point Vincente in 1926.
Written October 27, 2019
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Grzegorz S
Orebic, Croatia35 contributions
Lighthouse closed but place worth visiting.
Aug 2019 • Friends
A very nice location to enjoy LA cliffs, sometimes whales or just have a relaxed walk. A little away from both LA and Orange (about 45 min drive) - but very nice and worth going there. Highly recommended if You have 2-3 available hours.
Written August 26, 2019
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BeadedWhimsy
Shelbyville, KY39 contributions
Beautiful, but not open to the public
Aug 2019
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. We found it a great place to dog watch, too! I am a lighthouse fan so I was disappointed to not get to see it closer but I get many beautiful pictures.
Written August 8, 2019
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yazdragonfly
Ft. Lauderdale319 contributions
Beautiful!
May 2019 • Family
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 awhile!
Written May 10, 2019
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kumtux
Vancouver, WA504 contributions
Beautiful Lighthouse with Santa Catalina in the Distance
Feb 2019 • Couples
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 most dramatic viewpoints on the Southern California coast and it is free! Plenty of parking and an interpretive center right next door with clean restrooms. As an active Coast Guard facility the lighthouse area is fenced off. As it should be, considering the sheer cliffs of Point Vicente.
Written February 23, 2019
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Joana G
Houston, TX94 contributions
Panoramic
Dec 2018 • Couples
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.
Written January 7, 2019
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