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Interesting Light Station

Nice light station. Disappointed that we could not climb to the top. The first order Fresnel lens... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2017
New Bern, North Carolina
Very Educational, while taking in Beauty !

We are fortunate enough to be able to travel to Cambria frequently as we have family there. A... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
susan jay f
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15950 Cabrillo Hwy, Cambria, CA 93452
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

Nice light station. Disappointed that we could not climb to the top. The first order Fresnel lens is displayed in Cambria. We have been to many light stations world-wide. This is not one of the finest but still worth a look.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

We are fortunate enough to be able to travel to Cambria frequently as we have family there. A special treat was taking the tour of the light station with a docent by the name of Paul Kellett, who is there on Tuesdays. He is a...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank susan jay f
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This was a very interesting spot. Quite interesting to tour the area and hear the history. The well informed tour guide (O'Neil) made it a real pleasure.

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank jimbob51
Reviewed 5 December 2016

walk out to the light house from the beach... about 2 miles south, with stunning ocean views and grasslands

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Rick J
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We were just looking for something to do before we left for home. First lighthouse visit and wont be last. Just amazing and our guide was so passionate area it was truly highlight of trip. This is a must.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank wilma402
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a 2 hour tour. You will meet at the old Piedras Blancas Motel and drive over to the lighthouse as a group. You will still be traveling in your own vehicle. This is a guided walking tour that will include the tower and...More

Date of experience: October 2016
5  Thank Steve S
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Piedras Point Lighthouse. The actual lighthouse is just a part of the 2 hour walk around the grounds with a docent explaining all of the flora and wildlife. Also some interesting buildings and of course, the lighthouse. The tour...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Jeff N
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The staging for visiting this attraction was time consuming. It's just your average historic type location, but the visit is highly regulated which makes it a bother. We had the time so we did it, but we're not lighthouse buffs, so...

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank starsparkles
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Turns out you can't just show up here and look around. Everything is blocked off, and they don't even let you park by the road. You must arrange for the tour, I suppose, which meets at a specific time in the morning at an abandoned...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank Cello12345
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We met the docents at 9:45 am at the Piedras Blancas Motel located 1.5 miles north of the light station on Highway 1. The fee of $10 per person was paid to the docents. Using our own vehicle, we followed the docents to the light...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank joanney234
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10 January 2019|
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Response from Bigred4414 | Reviewed this property |
Our weather doesn't change much here. However, when we are lucky we do have rain from December ~ March. Always a lot to see at the Piedras Blancas Light Station.
7 September 2018|
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Response from Bigred4414 | Reviewed this property |
You best call and see. I don't think so.
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