Point San Luis Lighthouse

Point San Luis Lighthouse, Avila Beach: Hours, Address, Point San Luis Lighthouse Reviews: 5/5

Point San Luis Lighthouse
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Historic Sites • Lighthouses
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Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Point San Luis Lighthouse is a fully restored national landmark with tours open to the public Wednesdays (12 & 1pm) & Saturdays 12, 1, & 2). The site offers private group tours, educational trips for schools, special events, and weddings. Tickets for the tours can be purchased online at the Point San Luis Lighthouse website. Point San Luis is a non-profit charity and all ticket sales go to support ongoing restoration, education, and conservation programs. The Pecho Coast Trail is a trail hike that leads to the Lighthouse on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. To learn more about signing up for the hike please visit PGE's website. In order to take the hike you must be with a Pecho Coast Trail Guide. There is no public access on the road or the trails leading to the lighthouse due to the nearby power plant. The park is closed at dark. Van are used as transportation to the Lighthouse.
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miragern2017
Fresno, CA3 contributions
May 2022
John was a retired professor from Cal Poly. He led our tour and kept us entertained with so many little facts and interesting tidbits of information. He does this every week on a volunteer basis! A lovely little side trip and step back into history!
Written 6 May 2022
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Seemore
CA216 contributions
Nov 2021
What a cool lighthouse. Very knowledgeable docents. The ride to/from the site is is worth the price of admission itself. Unfortunately you are only allowed 1 hour on site. Ride to/from is about 20 minutes each.

Nice t shirt selection. You can also hike it by looking at the PG&E website (Guide required).
Written 9 December 2021
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Yrudolf
5 contributions
Oct 2020
We signed up for the walking tour....great hike over to the lighthouse with a great ocean view! Visiting the lighthouse and the grounds were fun too! Very informative, fun to crawl around in the lighthouse and they have a great swing!
Written 14 October 2020
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Juanita & Ched
Oceano, CA83 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
We chose to do the 3.75 mild guided hike to the lighthouse and did the tour. The guide's were very informative and knowledgeable of the area. It was our 1st lighthouse tour and loved it. If your a hiker, I highly reccomend to do the hike up to the lighthouse...great views, beautiful hike and must register (offered on wed and thurs, no children under 9)
Written 21 February 2020
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olblu92
Arroyo Grande314 contributions
Feb 2020
If you are a local resident, or a visitor to the area, this is worth the time to tour this restored lighthouse and learn about the history of Avila and the people who served a the lighthouse caretakers.
Written 3 February 2020
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dmc52
Sacramento, CA168 contributions
Sep 2019
The lighthouse is accessible only by a guided hike or a rather nailbiting ride over the hill to the site. The lighthouse is a beautiful Victorian, different than most others with the light attached. The history of how important this area was during the war was very interesting. A worthwhile visit.
Written 10 September 2019
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Hays
Newport, UK185 contributions
Jul 2019
I’m almost hesitant to write this, as I seem to be in the minority.... but I found the tour quite boring. I’m late 30’s so perhaps I felt I could have found something more exciting. The tour guide was good, but it just wasn’t for me. Sorry.
Written 31 July 2019
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Artay
Amsterdam, The Netherlands54 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
We were encouraged to take the lighthouse tour by our hotel manager.
It was a fantastic 2 hour experience. The docents were very engaging and informative Since it was a perfect weather day, over 70 degrees and clear it made for a great time.
At $22.00 for adults it is also a very good value.
Written 19 January 2019
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2TravelersMn
MN503 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
Point San Luis Light Station was founded in 1890. The lighthouse is open for tours on Wednesdays and Saturdays. A visitor can take a trolley or hike up. Both options require a reservation. The views from the historic site are amazing.
Written 17 January 2019
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Bajiamir
Moreno Valley, CA72 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
A tour worth taking with spatular views. The historic light house tour guides are great and share a lot of history. It is a protected area and not open to the public to tour individually but only with a tour guide.
Written 5 January 2019
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Point San Luis Lighthouse is open:
  • Wed - Wed 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Sat - Sat 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM


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