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Point Sur State Historic Park

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Address: Hwy. 1, Big Sur, CA 93940
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+1 831-625-4419
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This historic lighthouse located around Point Sur is now a state park.

This historic lighthouse located around Point Sur is now a state park.

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A lighthouse worth the hike

It can be cold and blustery and it is a steep hike, but the lighthouse is worth it. I've walked up it a couple of times and done it with kids so not too bad. Stay away from the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 March 2016
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Rohnert Park, California
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Rohnert Park, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

It can be cold and blustery and it is a steep hike, but the lighthouse is worth it. I've walked up it a couple of times and done it with kids so not too bad. Stay away from the edge dammit!

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Bremerton, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

I enjoyed Big Sur back in the past. But, then, I am from the past. The beach is pretty to see but colder than Southern California or Mexico and a bit rockier for sailing. But, the fact that there are places to stay so you can walk around is great! Just taking a picture out the car window as you... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

Sitting on a tall rock formation is one of the original light houses along the California Central Coast. Recently refurbished to its historical form, the light house and related buildings are a marvel. The spot is among the most beautiful in the Big Sur area. The climb to the top is manageable. The guides are first rate and extremely knowledgeable.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

The lighthouse sure is in a neat setting standing tall on a rather large boulder/small mountain, with grazing cows in the foreground and the Pacific Oceans waves in the background. There surely are amazing views in the area!! This area was the first time I ever saw a double rainbow over the ocean. Quite beautiful! No question it's worth a... More 

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

We stopped along Highway 1 several times, both southbound and northbound, to take photos of the lighthouse and the coastline here. Fascinating and awe inspiring!

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Camarillo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

Awesome place to explore. Again, it slows do the drive along Highway 1. Enjoy the sights and trees and seashore.

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

The 3-hour tour of the Point Sur Lighthouse is well worth it. The views are spectacular and the historic buildings are interesting. Be aware that the only way you can go to the lighthouse is by taking the tour. The tour is only available on certain days at specified times. The size of the tour is limited and they do... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

Feel the history behind the lighthouse nestled in this wildnerness environment by taking the tour organized by the volonteers with love for this place. It can be a romantic activity with a loved one or with kids. It's before sunset so you get all the colors and the darkness of the night.

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Thank Sirginho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

Beautiful drive and coast line that everybody will enjoy and cheerish for the rest of their lives!!!

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Cape May New Jersey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Drove 5 hours to see the point sir lighthouse. Although the drive was beautiful with lovely scenery along the Pacific Coast Highway the lighthouse itself was a major disappointment. The point sir lighthouse. Although the drive was beautiful with lovely scenery along the Pacific Coast Highway the lighthouse itself wasn't major disappointment. To go out to the lighthouse you have... More 

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