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“Tough to Approach... But Lovely”

Cape Arago Lighthouse
Ranked #5 of 10 things to do in Charleston
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

On my West Coast Lighthouse tour, I tried to find close access to view and photograph this lighthouse up close. Unfortunately, the close access was in a private neighborhood in Charleston. I did not want to trespass, so I went to the Cape Arago State Park at Sunset Bay Beach to view this light house. Of course, I used my weekly state park pass to access this area. Unfortunately, the lighthouse, like Tillamook, was just a spec on the horizon. Nonetheless the surrounding beaches and haystack rocks and trees were beautiful, so this site is worth a visit.

Thank Oceandweller7
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

Well worth the stop for the photo op. The lighthouse is positioned in a great spot. We clambered over the rocks near our camp site and were able to get a great view.

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Reviewed June 29, 2013

It's a shame one can't walk up to this beautiful lighthouse but it is on private property. It looks so beautiful and mysterious from the Sunset Bay beach.

Thank Lang J
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Turnout on Cape Arago Hwy offers a very picturesque view of the lighthouse. Although you can see it from the turnout, a short walk gives you better views.

Thank WesternWanderers
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Come check out this place..!!! THe view is great, excellent pictures, neat area. Its a must see. Anything that has history or a story is facinating to me.

Thank Donna M
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