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Fun Diversion

Definitely worth a side trip if you're on the PCH or nearby. Visit before sunset for great lighting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lafayette, Colorado

What a lovely peaceful place to visit. The views over the Pacific are breathtaking with the lady in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sandra F
East Kilbride, Scotland
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This historic lighthouse, named after the carrier pigeon, is more than a century old.
210 Pigeon Point Rd, Hwy 1, Pescadero, CA 94060-9713
+1 650-879-2120
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a side trip if you're on the PCH or nearby. Visit before sunset for great lighting and a classy sunset.

Thank tklempan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely peaceful place to visit. The views over the Pacific are breathtaking with the lady in the shop full of information.

Thank Sandra F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built in 1871, Pigeon Point Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse on the west, United States coast. The lighthouse and the land around it have been preserved as Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park, a California state park. The lighthouse is also listed on the...More

Thank Bakerfortress
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was driving up Hwy 1 from Santa Cruz to San Francisco when I saw it in the distance. Figured it might possibly be a state park or something we might be able to stop at. It is a state park and currently under renovation. Great...More

Thank Skidadoftwo
Reviewed 1 June 2018

I'm a lighthouse junky, Ive photographed as many as I can find! This one is especially picturesque because of the open fields, wild flowers, rocks and rolling hills. I dont think you can actually go inside (we didnt try), but the view is worth the...More

Thank StephanieC2
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

A beautiful lighthouse point which serves as a view point on the west coast road. A great car drive along the coastal road with mountains on one side and Pacific ocean on the other side

Thank thaparraman
Reviewed 22 May 2018

(7 photos) There was not a lot to see here as the place is under renovation, and you can't actually go inside the lighthouse. There are several displays (see photos) that tell about the place. Once it is renovated, it might be nice to return....More

Thank Gil M
Reviewed 20 May 2018

A beautiful old lighthouse in need of love. A great vantage point to view whales and wild flowers. There is a hostel there as well with fantastic views.

Thank carmelmel2018
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Lighthouses always have the best locations, for obvious reasons. This is no exception. Nice ocean view, flowers.

Thank Leslie F
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

About 50 miles south of San Francisco, this is a historical spot and a must visit place. We reached there after 6 in the evening to witness a beautiful sunset. Unfortunately we were not able to see the museum holding the first order 16 feet...More

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Aleida l
22 December 2016|
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Response from Luciano L | Reviewed this property |
Actually, I would recommend that you have a flashlight. There are lights around, but not a sufficient amount to really light up the area.
30 January 2015|
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Response from pochaco | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, there is no public transportation to Pigeon Point from anywhere. If you are in one of the cities on the peninsula or in South Bay, the best way to get there is probably to HWY 92 to Halfmoon Bay, and then... More