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Trip of a Lifetime !

Went on a cross country tour of the USA. Left Baltimore route 70 to Colorodo then the upper staes... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
I didn’t figure out how to get to the lighthouse

The lighthouse commands the view ion the edge of a scenic valley. Very pretty and idea; for... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2018
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This historic lighthouse located around Point Sur is now a state park.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93940
+1 831-625-4419
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

Went on a cross country tour of the USA. Left Baltimore route 70 to Colorodo then the upper staes and down Rt 1 California. The Big Sur was thebest place to visit and camp I had ever seen. Beatiful views of the ocean. If you...More

5  Thank don_tepper
Reviewed August 22, 2018

The lighthouse commands the view ion the edge of a scenic valley. Very pretty and idea; for photos...

2  Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We did the Lighthouse tour yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it. The tours are not offered every day so check the website. You need to wait by the gate for a tour guide to let you in, so arrive a bit early as there is a...More

3  Thank Vicky H
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Point Sur Lighthouse Tour is quite an adventure, with whipping winds, fog and high cliffs. The volunteer guides are EXCELLENT. They make brief stops along the 3 hour tour to provide historical information. This tour takes you up to the top where there is hot...More

3  Thank CarolML
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Great easy hike with amazing views. The sea lions were a highlight along with discovering some starfish in the tide pools.

2  Thank Moonshine82017
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

A unique light station on the gorgeous Big Sur coast. Be sure to check before going as tours are only given on certain days. Get there early, the tours only accommodate 40 people. Seems to be a secret, shouldn’t be!

2  Thank Amy D
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Amazing beauty surrounds this location. Must see, stop and take photos, take in the natural beauty of this amazing location

1  Thank Rachael S
Reviewed June 19, 2018

The lighthouse sits on a huge rock connected to the mainland by a sandy spit of land. The views from the top of the rock are outstanding up and down the coast. It can be quite cold and windy on the rock. Bring warm coats/windbreakers...More

4  Thank marc_loinaz
Reviewed May 27, 2018

What a nice surprise to see such a magnificent view. We had the time and opportunity so we stopped and glad that we did. I will be stopping here again the next time I am driving by

4  Thank Russ A
Reviewed May 20, 2018

We had a great tour of the lighthouse, so glad we made time to take the tour was not disappointed. We had a beautiful day and the guide was great. it is a bit of an incline up however there are stops along the way...More

4  Thank Eztake0ut
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Tana M
August 29, 2018|
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Response from marc_loinaz | Reviewed this property |
My understanding is that there are no trails that you can go on inside the park other than the tour. But you could call/e-mail the volunteer site and ask. Trip Advisor is not allowing me to include the link or the info... More
July 2, 2018|
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Response from Peter V | Reviewed this property |
No you cannot but they do night tours. Call the parks and recreations dept for more details.
May 29, 2017|
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Response from Gabby92399 | Reviewed this property |
I visited in August so I wasn't affected by the massive landslide this week that shut down highway 1. The Big Sur area is definitely affected and the California Department of Transportation (Trip advisor wouldn't post this... More