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Point Sur State Historic Park

Hwy. 1, Big Sur, CA 93940
+1 831-625-4419
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Excellent docent guided tour of the Pt. Sur Lighthouse

We took the Sunday lighthouse tour on a sunny windy day. Our volunteer guide was excellent. She... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2017
Sue E
El Cerrito, California, Usa
Beautiful views all around

The gorgeous vistas of Big Sur will pull you in! Make sure to have a camera on hand because with... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
Yucaipa, California
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This historic lighthouse located around Point Sur is now a state park.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Hwy. 1, Big Sur, CA 93940
+1 831-625-4419
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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

2  Thank Sue E
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The gorgeous vistas of Big Sur will pull you in! Make sure to have a camera on hand because with the beautiful emerald blue Pacific Ocean on one side and the majestic pine trees on the other you'll grab some great pictures. Before you start...More

Thank Gabby92399
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The Point Sur State Park, featuring the historic Point Sur Lightfhouse, is unlike any other place in the world that is open to the public. It sits on a 350' rock, jutting out into the Pacific Ocean, in one of the most scenic locations in...More

Thank Gerson S
Reviewed 2 October 2016

The Big Sur area is one one the nicest places to visit along highway one. It's only about a 45 minute drive from Monterey.

Thank Greg C
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The getting there is so much better than the prize. The drive along highway 1 from Monterey to the Big Sur is very rewarding with fabulous vistas but we were told that the restaurant Nepenthe was unmissable. I must have missed something, the restaurant was...More

1  Thank at_39000ft
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We have visited the USA about 13 years in a row and visited this area many times, but we always missed the Point Sur Lighthouse tour due to timing and the tour dates/hours. We have been to almost every other lighthouse on the California coast...More

3  Thank CCandWH
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The Big Sur is a must see if in Northern California. It's quite a drive from any major city but it has one of the most breathtaking views you will ever see and there are several look out points where you can get some great...More

1  Thank theprincessandqueen
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We took the tour on a Sunday in April and it was cool and cloudy when we arrived. During the tour, it warmed and cleared up, and we had really beautiful views in all directions. The wildflowers were blooming. The history is interesting, the restoration...More

Thank Hope S
Reviewed 15 July 2016

What a great hike and history lesson about the Pt. Sur Lighthouse. Kevin and Eleanor were the guides for the day - we had Kevin. He was entertaining and full of knowledge! The views from the path leading to the lighthouse were breathtaking. We enjoyed...More

2  Thank Elly A
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Lighthouse tour was really nice. Views from on top of the mountain are breath taking!! Check their website for times and guidelines. During summertime, recommend arriving 45 minutes early to avoid being cut off from the tour capacity limitation. Paranormal activity abounds there so say...More

Thank Attraversiamo2023
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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