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Point Pinos Lighthouse

80 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2015
+1 831-648-5716
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Worth the stop

This lighthouse has been in continuous use since the 1800's, and it's still active today! The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Juneau, Alaska
via mobile
Big Run

Oldest continuously working lighthouse in California. Very well laid out displays discussing the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Thomas N
Modesto, California
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The oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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80 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2015
+1 831-648-5716
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This lighthouse has been in continuous use since the 1800's, and it's still active today! The history and views from the lighthouse make it well worth the stop. You can go up in the tower, but it's pretty cramped. The grounds are spectacular too.

Thank NomeMan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oldest continuously working lighthouse in California. Very well laid out displays discussing the history and operation of a lighthouse. Check the times they are open as they do occasionally vary depending on the availability of volunteers.

Thank Thomas N
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We love lighthouses so it's not a stretch that we love any and all lighthouses but this one is one of our favorites. Location, views and a nice short but sweet tour of a well maintained lighthouse. Only a nominal donation is asked. A couple...More

Thank FireProf
Reviewed 19 October 2017

After a good visit to the Monterey Aquarium on 14th Oct 2017 , we drove to the Point Pinos Lighthouse nearby on the Asilomar Drive on the Pacific Coast . The 43 Feet tall lighthouse is located in a very picturesque surroundings on the sea...More

Thank harikn
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This is a lovely place that is filled with memorabilia from the keepers and the families who lived there. The displays are simple and "low tech", but charming and informative. There were a couple of volunteers who were very helpful and obviously very attached to...More

Thank ebk16
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We had only a few minutes to spend at the lighthouse before their closing time-4 PM. But I enjoyed it so much. The docents were enthusiastic and knowledgeable. And the location of the lighthouse is beautiful. I loved knowing that it is the oldest lighthouse...More

Thank Manddymill
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Such a wonderful Lighthouse, well kept and great location. Easy to get to and a pretty drive from Monterey . Would definitely recommend making the stop.

Thank welovecc
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We have been meaning to visit for awhile now but finally got a chance to on our way into Carmel. Parking was easy, as was the walk over to the lighthouse. The grounds were nice to walk around. It was great to see so many...More

Thank ca1842
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Los Pinos Lighthouse is adjacent to a golf course and can be seen from 17 Mile Drive. The adjacent sandy and rocky beach is worth exploring, especially if you miss the limited hours that this lighthouse is open. Good views, good history, and great location!

Thank GlobalGypsy_13
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The Point Pinos Lighthouse is a quick and accessible peek into the past of Pacific Grove when it served to safely guide sailors and seafarers past the many rough outcrops and through the thick fog so often present here. The docents are engaged, present, and...More

Thank markz377
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