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Point Reyes Lighthouse

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“light house”(72 reviews)
“parking lot”(78 reviews)
“long drive”(42 reviews)
Drenched in fog most of the year, this lighthouse is one of the foggiest in the country, and is a great whale-watching spot in the fall and spring.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1 Bear Valley Rd, Point Reyes National Seashore, CA 94956-9799
+1 415-669-1534
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lighthouse is closed. Yes there are a lot of sights along the road that lighthouse is closed. But a lot of people hoped that there was any way to see it and kept riding. No! You won't see anything except coastline (not beautiful at all)....More

Thank Ksenia E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lighthouse is closed till October so will reserve judgement till then. Weather was very foggy so couldn't see much but it was beautiful when sun came out.

Thank Coastal174438
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of steps!! It what a view!! Super cool light house!! Take your time to walk to it and walk back up the steps! It’s like 300 + steps. Really glad we got to go !

Thank barthols2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you make it back from all the stairs you’ll think, “that was awesome.” The light is now automated, I can’t imagine being the keeper beforehand...yikes.

Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

At the end of July we got to the parking lot, put on all the extra clothes we brought with us because we knew it was going to be cold. Rhode Islanders aren’t used to 50 degrees with the wind chill in July!! It was...More

Thank Lareson
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice hike with great views along the way. You hike.4 miles After you park to reach the top of the cliff. The light house is 308 steps down. Sounds worse than it is. The views are great. The temperature drops quickly at...More

1  Thank LouRod17
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Lately, the lighthouse access has been by shuttle only. Just too many people heading out that way these days for the iconic view along the beach, the wind swept cypress trees, a chance to see migrating whales or to get a glimpse of what it...More

Thank JohnH11231
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Pick a day without the marine layer and visit one of the California landmarks. High on a bluff over the ocean. Look for a whale and ponder the treachery of navigation in this raw landscape. Don't miss it.

Thank Marc B
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

It’s a must visit though difficult to reach Lots of fun and you can review the WestJet through their live webcam which changes every 15 minutes

Thank standonin
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Confession: The stairs down looked like more than I could handle, so I enjoyed the views from the platform at the top. Even there it was beautiful. It was nice and cool, too. There was a lot of interesting information available and plenty of employees...More

1  Thank Kelly O
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April 2, 2018|
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Response from Trina J | Reviewed this property |
No reservation needed.
October 22, 2016|
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Response from Tamarisk59 | Reviewed this property |
Saturday 10am–4:30pm Sunday 10am–4:30pm Monday 10am–4:30pm Tuesday Closed Wednesday Closed Thursday Closed Friday 10am–4:30pm. Tel +1 415-669-1534
September 25, 2016|
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Response from Kruiz90 | Reviewed this property |
You could use a scooter from the parking lot to the visitor center but not down to the lighthouse. You will be able to see it if the fog allies from the visitor center area.