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Point Pinos Lighthouse

80 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2015
+1 831-648-5716
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Iconic lighthouse - brilliant pacific ocean view

This is where Pacific Grove transitions to Asilomar and it is spectacular. Great place to walk or... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jerry B
Salinas, California, USA
A pleasant little diversion

The Point Pinos Lighthouse won't wow you, but it's an interesting place with some fun history and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Austin, Texas
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The oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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80 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2015
+1 831-648-5716
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is where Pacific Grove transitions to Asilomar and it is spectacular. Great place to walk or bike.

Thank Jerry B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Point Pinos Lighthouse won't wow you, but it's an interesting place with some fun history and nicely presented displays. The docents are knowledgable and helpful. I wouldn't expect to spend more than an hour hear even if you're thoroughly inspecting all it has to...More

Thank KramerOn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coming from Maine I'm not new to lighthouses but I have never seen one quite like this - it's actually part of the house where the light keepers stayed! The house has been beautifully restored and furnished with authentic items and the grounds are nicely...More

Thank MaineTraveler2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by in the evening after it was closed but got some beautiful pictures at sunset here. I wish we had gone during the day.

Thank Tracy T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to miss, this lighthouse is worth a quick visit. And, the excellent docents make it even better. I've been to dozens of lighthouses, and learned more about how they work in this visit than all the other visits combined. The lighthouse include displays (and...More

Thank Dave_in_Reno
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

This is a gem located near a golf course in Pacific Grove. This is the oldest working lighthouse on the west coast. They have made some nice improvements (improved pathway and updates to the lighthouse). The docents are very knowledgeable and glad to share information....More

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Limited days/hours to tour, but very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Try to see again at night when lit up.

Thank GonetoUK
Reviewed 20 April 2017

While in Pacific Grove we visited many thing the lighthouse was one of them not open every day.You give a donation of I think $4.00 to tour it.

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Gorgeous. Look, it's just right there for you to drive by and see. Such a beautiful area, and gorgeous old lighthouse.

1  Thank SusieRussell
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

When first approached, the site may seem small and uneventful. However, it is far from this. The small lighthouse is jam-packed with history and culture abound. A warm and welcoming atmosphere is present in the volunteer-run rooms, where friendly guides wait to point out tidbits...More

Thank WyattJohn425
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