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Point Vicente Lighthouse

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31550 Palos Verdes Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
+1 310-541-0334
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 11, 2012

This lighthouse has been in Ranch Palos Verdes since 1926. It is a place that deserve more attention and appreciate. It is actually an important landmark and beacon mark for thousands of vessels traveling down the S. CA. coast. It is open for tours on...More

7  Thank Tony S
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed December 27, 2014

The lighthouse can be viewed, but you can only tour the lighthouse one the second Saturday of the month between 10am-2pm. It is a pretty lighthouse to look at, but we were not there at the right time to go inside.

4  Thank jeepplover2000
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

Great view looking at the rustic light house at the point. A scenic experience you must have, You cannot go in the lighthouse but its very nostaligic to view!

Thank Peppy H
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Glamourlife
Reviewed August 1, 2018

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 Point...More

Thank TMenon
Reviewed July 18, 2018

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

Thank dwueclipse
Reviewed June 29, 2018

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.

1  Thank Lukeanthonywflorida
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank LivPurple
Reviewed May 3, 2018

The place around the lighthouse is clad behind the fence.You can simply enjoy yourself with a scenery and a walk along the rocky coast.

Thank Phayao13
Reviewed April 11, 2018

Nice scenic hike! Great to bring a date or the entire family for a leisure stroll along the beach. Can't wait to go back.

Thank pnitake
Reviewed April 9, 2018

The lighthouse was closed, but the grounds have such wonderful views! We were able to get a few pictures of the lighthouse.

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed April 9, 2018

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.

Thank LGspartan
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February 5, 2018|
Response from Antho G | Reviewed this property |
Not really... There is like a banquet hall or restaurant but I think it is more for events, weddings.
September 9, 2016|
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Response from May L | Reviewed this property |
No, it's pretty easy. It's also wheelchair accessible.
October 7, 2015|
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Response from VEC24 | Reviewed this property |
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