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Pigeon Point Light Station

210 Pigeon Point Rd, Hwy 1, Pescadero, CA 94060-9713
+1 650-879-2120
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This historic lighthouse, named after the carrier pigeon, is more than a century old.
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210 Pigeon Point Rd, Hwy 1, Pescadero, CA 94060-9713
+1 650-879-2120
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are driving Highway 1 between Santa Cruz and San Francisco, stop at Pigeon Point Light Station. Just off the highway, this 19th Century lighthouse is currently not functional, but it still provides ample opportunity for great photos, viewing of sea life, including whale...More

Thank Annette M
Reviewed 1 week ago

IF you love lighthouses, you will love Pigeon Point. At 115 feet tall, it is, by far, one of the tallest lighthouses in the USA. Pigeon Point was originally lit with a First Order Fresnel Lens. The lens is in the Fog Signal building. The...More

Thank gamcaldwell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

History and spectacular views come together. With a perch over the ocean you can get great pics of lighthouse and shoreline. If you are as lucky as we were, you will get to see the sea lions sunning on the rocks and swimming around the...More

Thank MrHCooksForYou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here while traveling down the Pacific Coast Highway. Very scenic and highly recommended for anyone. Also a great locale for taking photographs, beautiful views.

Thank DLady69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the lighthouse is not accessible and they are raising money (donation is requested at the little museum to help with that worthy effort) to restore it. A volunteer is in the shop to answer questions and very knowledgeable and friendly. He was worth the visit,...More

Thank evafrancis
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Built in 1871 this is the tallest Lighthouse in the USA. It’s masonry and 115 feet tall and is still used as a navigational aid. It’s located between San Francisco and Santa Cruz and it’s a landmark on the horizon. It’s situated in a Beaty...More

Thank motorcar1
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We were advised to stop here on the off chance of spotting whales. We thought OK, why not. A lovely stop for a picnic or to stretch your legs. Beautiful coastal scene, made better for spotting hump back whales. To make it even better, we...More

Thank Emz5
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Completely picture perfect setting and we took a few! If you're taking the Hwy one be sure to stop here

Thank loriicenhour
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped here as we were driving up the coast to see the lighthouse from “Need for Speed”. It was a lovely lighthouse on the sea front with green vegetation around the area. There is a wooden and rocky viewing point to a lovely rocky...More

Thank Lucy E
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We were privileged to visit the Pigeon Point Light Station situated 5 miles south of Pescadero State Beach on the Pacific coast on California Route 1. Built in 1871 to guide ships on the Pacific coast of California, this is one of the tallest light...More

Thank harikn
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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