We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Montara Point Lighthouse

Highway 1, Montara, CA
+1 650-728-7177
Save
Review Highlights
Panoramic Ocean Views

This lighthouse also has a very popular international hostel next to it. The views from here are... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
ennyd103
,
Moss Beach, California
Small Lighthouse

We just stopped to check out the lighthouse. It's small and you can't see inside. We stayed about... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
melandrobg
,
Lovelock, Nevada
Read all 51 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Highway 1, Montara, CA
CONTACT
+1 650-728-7177
Write a Review
Reviews (51)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 46 reviews

Reviewed 3 October 2017

This lighthouse also has a very popular international hostel next to it. The views from here are breathtaking. The lighthouse itself is kind of down from the nearby high way so it doesn't stick up very much which makes it kind of cool. Some great...More

Thank ennyd103
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We just stopped to check out the lighthouse. It's small and you can't see inside. We stayed about 30 minutes total checking out the area. Not a lot of parking. It's free!

Thank melandrobg
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Dorms and private rooms. My room looked out on a gloriously beautiful beach. Friendly and helpful staff. Well stocked kitchens. I loved it and will stay there again.

Thank Connie B
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This small, functioning lighthouse was shipped here from Massachusetts quite some time ago. For some years after it was removed from its original location it was thought to have been destroyed, until it was rediscovered here. A row of signs telling its history is posted...More

Thank HappyTrails12345
Reviewed 6 May 2017

not your Mama's youth hostel! For an easy getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city, this unique lodging complex is hard to beat: it's a mixture of Cape Cod architecture meets the dramatic coastline of Northern California. Our room (The Watch) directly faced...More

Thank bruce m
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Cool little stop just had to figure out to get into the bathroom. A hostel on site. Nice small parking lot and plenty of picture spots.

Thank TimSamsTravelUSA
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Very lousy place for anyone to stay if you're a person of color because they will boot you out and give a lame excuse that you don't fit in the make of f the guess. I would never ask my worst nightmare to stay in...More

2  Thank 718santiagot
Reviewed 23 November 2016

My girlfriend stayed here for one night and had an amazing time. The grounds are impeccable. At one time this was just a Lighthouse, but over the decades has morphed into a hostel. It has a very old world charm, with Cape Cod type architecture....More

1  Thank Luciano L
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We stayed in Montara, CA and the lighthouse was a short walk from the house we rented. It is a beautiful old structure and the views are even more beautiful. The grounds are now a hostel for travelers. You can walk down trails from the...More

1  Thank Dan C
Reviewed 4 August 2016

A very nice lighthouse located in Halfmoon Bay - there are many others, e.g. Pigeon Point, and you will meet friendly staff - and there's a good chance to see whales :-)

1  Thank Uwe F
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
La Costanera
263 reviews
1.20 km away
Gherkin's Sandwich Shop
50 reviews
.77 km away
Odyssey Pizzeria & Cafe
9 reviews
1.01 km away
Here Comes the Sun
19 reviews
.62 km away
Nearby Attractions
Montara State Beach
60 reviews
1.22 km away
Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
154 reviews
1.35 km away
Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Preserve
6 reviews
1.37 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Montara Point Lighthouse staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit