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A Cool Way to Learn History and near Hearst Castle

The tour exceeded our expectations. Volunteer staff keep this place up for the Bureau of Land... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2018
SledMan
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San Luis Obispo, California
Amazing experience

What a lovely two hours spent with Roger and Kathy our tour guides. We met at the old motel and... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
Barbara S
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Mission Viejo, California
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All reviews light house hour tour great tour elephant seals lighthouse tour own vehicle certain days of the week two hours natural habitat the san simeon area bureau of land management tour meets sea life open house on tuesdays volunteer guides an outstanding job
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

The tour exceeded our expectations. Volunteer staff keep this place up for the Bureau of Land Management. This is a fun and informative tour. Helpful Hint: the whole tour takes about 2 hours. There is a gift shop on site, they sell water. There is...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

What a lovely two hours spent with Roger and Kathy our tour guides. We met at the old motel and caravaned in our cars to the lighthouse. It was great to hear about them plants and sea life and see the old lighthouse. I hope...More

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 2 February 2018

The Piedras Blancas Lighthouse is a great tour to take. Be sure to check for tour dates and times. You cannot just drop in. The tours meet at a hotel up the road from the lighthouse. It is a little troublesome but worth it. The...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Great tour of the lighthouse and the surrounding land. Knowledgeable docent provided a great history of the lighthouse and the restoration process that is going on. Great views of the ocean and coast while walking the property. Very informative!

Thank jerjon
Reviewed 13 January 2018

We were given a tour by Sharon and learned about identifying lighthouses, the different lights that had been used and the general history of this lighthouse in particular. She took us on a short walk around and had binoculars to look at the birds and...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 25 November 2017 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

4  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 Anita H
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casafede
7 September 2018|
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Response from Bigred4414 | Reviewed this property |
You best call and see. I don't think so.
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Kathyv8
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
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mrsrvtraveler
30 January 2016|
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