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Point Sur Lighthouse Tour

This tour was amazing! It is only available on certain days and it is first come, first served, so... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
Coppell, Texas
Heaven on Earth

Please put Big Sur on your bucket list and go! I tend to go in February which can be surprisingly... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Los Angeles, California
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This historic lighthouse located around Point Sur is now a state park.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93940
+1 831-625-4419
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Spectacular scenery along the drive but you cannot visit the lighthouse apart from 3-hour tours on Saturday, Sunday or Wednesday

1  Thank stonerose5
Reviewed 20 March 2018

This tour was amazing! It is only available on certain days and it is first come, first served, so check out the website. 6 of us took the 3 hour tour and it was first-rate. The guides and rangers were very accommodating (we had 2-...More

4  Thank wordsrme
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Please put Big Sur on your bucket list and go! I tend to go in February which can be surprisingly warm and definately nowhere near as crowded as in the high season. The locals appreciate your custom in the 'off season'. Highway 1 is still...More

3  Thank juliewren2001
Reviewed 19 January 2018

We loved the lighthouse tour! Do it, if you love history, great views, and a little adventure!!! Dress warm because it gets windy up there!!!!! It is a hike up the hill! Make sure to wear good tennis shoes and no flip flops.

2  Thank Peter V
Reviewed 4 October 2017

My partner had the great idea to bring me here, as he visited it so many times before, and what a great idea that was, We could not reach the Hearst castle due to a land fall down the road but we enjoyed all we...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

First let me say the staff was wonderful concerning my mother's access up to the light. I had arranged quite a while in advance for handicap access to the light, since the tour walks up a steep road to get up to the light. The...More

1  Thank Charity H
Reviewed 2 September 2017

During many visits to Big Sur, Point Sur always appeared to me as a wonderful, wild, out-of-reach place often shrouded in mist and mystery. If not for the bridge collapse limiting our options to the south this summer, my family and I would have still...More

4  Thank Todd S
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I was recently able to visit Point Sur, had a wonderful time. The only way to see it as by tours that last about 3 hours and they only do this at certain times so be sure to check out the website. The tours are...More

2  Thank d4avon
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is a must-do on a Hwy1 tour - gorgeous views and an amazing drive! It is north if the highway outages (may 2017) that are just south of Big Sur.

4  Thank melvinascatranch
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Wonderful tour of the lighthouse and keepers' houses, beautiful views. All restored thanks to the hard work of the all volunteer restorers. Hats off to our volunteer guides Tom and Charlie - a wealth of info!

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Tana M
29 August 2018|
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Response from marc_loinaz | Reviewed this property |
My understanding is that there are no trails that you can go on inside the park other than the tour. But you could call/e-mail the volunteer site and ask. Trip Advisor is not allowing me to include the link or the info... More
3 July 2018|
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Response from Peter V | Reviewed this property |
No you cannot but they do night tours. Call the parks and recreations dept for more details.
29 May 2017|
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Response from Gabby92399 | Reviewed this property |
I visited in August so I wasn't affected by the massive landslide this week that shut down highway 1. The Big Sur area is definitely affected and the California Department of Transportation (Trip advisor wouldn't post this... More