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All reviews light house each month point vicente coast guard interpretive center fog horn nature center open to the public great walk great picnic walk around waves crashing view of the ocean great spot los angeles marine life whale watching
Did a bike to check out the lighthouse and scenic views. Incredible monument with a halogen lightbulb that can be seen from over 20 Miles out at sea. Unfortunately can’t go inside due to the asbestos, mercury and lead paints, but it’s a terrific landmark...More
Point Vincente was named by Captain George Vancouver, an English explorer who surveyed the Pacific coast on his sloop ‘Discovery’, around 1790. He apparently named the point after his good friend Friar Vincente of the Mission San Buenaventura (located in present-day Ventura, CA).
The Lighthouse is closed but Interpretive Center is open. Beautiful view of the ocean and scenic vistas of the Rancho Palos Verde Peninsula. Plenty of parking available for free. Point Vicente Interpretive Center is just a few walks away from the lighthouse. Definitely worth the...More
Stopped here to walk along the paths above the Pacific Cliffs. The lighthouse was closed, but were able to visit the Park exhibit station. The docent was very informative on the displays as well as the short movie.
We would have loved to have walked the grounds around the lighthouse, but it is locked up tight with no access. We got some nice pics, but all with chain link fences in them - major bummer.
We walked along the cliffs instead, making the...More
Looks like a great lighthouse to visit, but alas, owned by the federal government and only open every other Saturday for a few hours. Totally fenced off so you cannot even get close. However do visit the Interpretive Center next door.
According to the San Vincente lighthouse website, the tower is currently closed for maintenance. It looks like they are still doing tours of the grounds. I would contact the facility via email for updates, especially if... More
According to the San Vincente lighthouse website, the tower is currently closed for maintenance. It looks like they are still doing tours of the grounds. I would contact the facility via email for updates, especially if you really want to see the inside of the lighthouse.
Usually, the tours take place the second Saturday of the month, with the exception of April, when it's the first Saturday in conjunction with Rancho Palos Verdes "Whale of a Day" festival. I'd check and see if the Rancho Palos Verde web site has additional information