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Piedras Blancas Light Station

15950 Cabrillo Hwy, Cambria, CA 93452
+1 805-927-7361
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Meeting place was the "Bates Motel" aka the old Piedras Blancas Motel. Then all the cars... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Cindy P
Placentia, California
via mobile
If you love the central coast, this tour is for you

Very informative 2 hour tour of the light station. Stunning views, elephant seals, harbor seals and... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Los Angeles, California
via mobile
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15950 Cabrillo Hwy, Cambria, CA 93452
+1 805-927-7361
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Meeting place was the "Bates Motel" aka the old Piedras Blancas Motel. Then all the cars caravanned to the Light Station where we were divided up into 2 groups. Our tour leader was Harry ... and he was incredible. The tour was 2 hours and...More

1  Thank Cindy P
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Very informative 2 hour tour of the light station. Stunning views, elephant seals, harbor seals and wildflowers everywhere. Very interesting history and plans for restoration of the lighthouse. Easy walking, but windy and cold - bring a jacket. Do this!

1  Thank SteveAndSueFromCA
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This tour is well worth it! It is well managed and cared for by dedicated volunteers. During the tour you learn about the marine life, ecology and of course the lighthouse! Note the meet-up location is about 1/4 or 1/2 mile north of the entrance...More

2  Thank 304lynnu
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We had a great experience touring the lighthouse. Be sure to get there early to buy your ticket(s), the tours fill up fast. It is a walking tour so wear comfortable shoes and clothing and a hat. : )

1  Thank kellijohnston
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Short drive from "town" and an amazing view. Of course, it's hard to find a spot in Cambria that doesn't have a view! Just go and enjoy!

1  Thank siouxsun
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Piedras Blancas Light Station is a great place for history buffs to visit. We went on a group tour of the lighthouse while we were in Cambria over a long weekend. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and really brought the past history of the...More

1  Thank Gina M
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Most people come to this area to see Hearst Castle. This lighthouse is yet another experience of a bygone era. The volunteer tour guide we had was informative, interesting and knowledgeable. Not only do you learn about and see the lighthouse, you also learn about...More

Thank luvtotravelReno
Reviewed 12 May 2017

If you are in the Cambria area try to take the light station tour. It is well worth your time. The tour is an easy walk and the guides are very good. You will learn about the history of the area and the way things...More

1  Thank William A
Reviewed 8 May 2017

For only $10 per person, spend 2 hours touring the grounds and learning about the Piedras Blancas Light Station (you'll find out why it's more than just a lighthouse). It was so windy the day we visited, but well worth it! Beautiful scenery, learning about...More

1  Thank Ann M
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We have been coming to the San Simeon area to visit the elephant seals at Piedras Blancas since 2004 but have never taken the time to visit the light station for a tour. Finally on our most recent visit we were there at the right...More

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5 June 2016|
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Response from Beach-Nana93402 | Reviewed this property |
They offer tours every day except Sunday & Wednesday. No reservations required. Visitors meet at 9:45 a.m. at the former Piedras Blancas Motel located 1.5 miles north of the light station on Highway 1. See their website for... More
30 January 2016|
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