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Piedras Blancas Light Station

15950 Cabrillo Hwy, Cambria, CA 93452
+1 805-927-7361
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Unspoiled California

Three way winner, the tour of the lighthouse and it's history, the beautiful grounds with wonderful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rob R
Hidden Hills, California
via mobile
Fantastic Touring Experience

Just took the guided tour and learned so much about the lighthouse and the coastline it sits on... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
The Villages, Florida
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15950 Cabrillo Hwy, Cambria, CA 93452
+1 805-927-7361
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Three way winner, the tour of the lighthouse and it's history, the beautiful grounds with wonderful seascapes and the sea life . We saw two whales and lots of seals and sea lions. Well organized and well worth the $10.00. Easy walk for any age....More

Thank Rob R
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Just took the guided tour and learned so much about the lighthouse and the coastline it sits on. We learned the history of when it was built and the men who built it. We also learned about all the wildlife along the shore. There are...More

2  Thank Kathleen917
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This is a very interesting tour, you get to see parts of the coast that are breathtaking. We've taken this same tour twice, both times in September. The next time we hope to take the tour during whale watching season. Get there on time and...More

1  Thank Gena S
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Once a month in the summer the light house is open for free BUT you must hike in and out -- 3 miles round trip from Elephant Seals parking lot. This is a marketing tool to raise awareness of this lovely historical building/site. To support...More

3  Thank Val E
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I have a renewed interest in lighthouses after taking this free tour today. Once a month in the summer they open the lighthouse and you can hike in. I think it was about four miles round trip. There were docents along the trail, and knowledgeable...More

2  Thank sun1967flower
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Meeting place was the "Bates Motel" aka the old Piedras Blancas Motel. Then all the cars caravanned to the Light Station where we were divided up into 2 groups. Our tour leader was Harry ... and he was incredible. The tour was 2 hours and...More

3  Thank Cindy P
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Very informative 2 hour tour of the light station. Stunning views, elephant seals, harbor seals and wildflowers everywhere. Very interesting history and plans for restoration of the lighthouse. Easy walking, but windy and cold - bring a jacket. Do this!

2  Thank SteveAndSueFromCA
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This tour is well worth it! It is well managed and cared for by dedicated volunteers. During the tour you learn about the marine life, ecology and of course the lighthouse! Note the meet-up location is about 1/4 or 1/2 mile north of the entrance...More

3  Thank 304lynnu
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We had a great experience touring the lighthouse. Be sure to get there early to buy your ticket(s), the tours fill up fast. It is a walking tour so wear comfortable shoes and clothing and a hat. : )

2  Thank kellijohnston
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Short drive from "town" and an amazing view. Of course, it's hard to find a spot in Cambria that doesn't have a view! Just go and enjoy!

2  Thank siouxsun
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Kathy v
6 June 2016|
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Response from Beach-Nana93402 | Reviewed this property |
They offer tours every day except Sunday & Wednesday. No reservations required. Visitors meet at 9:45 a.m. at the former Piedras Blancas Motel located 1.5 miles north of the light station on Highway 1. See their website for... More
30 January 2016|
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Response from DavidCraig22 | Reviewed this property |
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