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Point Sur State Historic Park

Hwy. 1, Big Sur, CA 93940
+1 831-625-4419
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Amazing views !

This is a must-do on a Hwy1 tour - gorgeous views and an amazing drive! It is north if the highway... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Unique Tour and Property

Wonderful tour of the lighthouse and keepers' houses, beautiful views. All restored thanks to the... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
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This historic lighthouse located around Point Sur is now a state park.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hwy. 1, Big Sur, CA 93940
+1 831-625-4419
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is a must-do on a Hwy1 tour - gorgeous views and an amazing drive! It is north if the highway outages (may 2017) that are just south of Big Sur.

3  Thank melvinascatranch
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Wonderful tour of the lighthouse and keepers' houses, beautiful views. All restored thanks to the hard work of the all volunteer restorers. Hats off to our volunteer guides Tom and Charlie - a wealth of info!

Thank pmj2
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This was our second visit to the Point Sur Lighthouse and it never dissappoints! The volunteer docents are extremely knowledgeable and truly enjoy showing guests around this magical place. The views are second to none and the history of the entire location is amazing. Please...More

3  Thank Toni B
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I decided to do the 3 hour tour to get a combination of exercise along with our sightseeing. We did the 10 AM tour on Saturday morning. Showed up about 9 and were the first ones in line. Honestly could have showed...More

1  Thank Sunofthebeach
Reviewed 19 April 2017

There is nothing more beautiful than Big Sur. Each turn in the road is another overwhelming sight. Just lovely!

Thank GGMaSue19
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The sights were absolutely beautiful and definitely ones that will make you want to go back. I am from Florida and was amazed at the beauty we saw on the Pacific Coast at Point Sur. Definitely a must see.

Thank Dunia A
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Limited tours and small groups make this a tricky place to visit. However, if you can arrive early before they open the gate, you're in for a treat. Be prepared for long, up-hill hikes, high winds, and limited access to bathrooms and water.

1  Thank MattH470
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We set off to drive from Carmel through Big Sur bound for Hearst Castle. We had to turn back after about 15km. Above-average rain has closed California’s coastal Highway 1 in several places roughly between Ragged Point and Carmel. We have read that Pfeiffer Canyon...More

9  Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Camp here if you have no other options. Pickings can be slim in this area. The campsites are close together and windy. There is no access to the beach or hiking trails. Once you are here there is really no where to go.

Thank mattkurth
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We took the Sunday lighthouse tour on a sunny windy day. Our volunteer guide was excellent. She took her time telling us about the plants and geology as we made our way up the hill toward the lighthouse, on the sheltered leeward side. The views...More

1  Thank Sue E
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Thank you for your review. I am planning to visit next week. I am reading a lot on internet about road closures and how the big sur costal highway is affected. When did you visit?
29 May 2017|
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Response from Gabby92399 | Reviewed this property |
I visited in August so I wasn't affected by the massive landslide this week that shut down highway 1. The Big Sur area is definitely affected and the California Department of Transportation (Trip advisor wouldn't post this... More