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Point Sur State Historic Park

Hwy. 1, Big Sur, CA 93940
+1 831-625-4419
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If you love lighthouses, this one's a keeper!

We took the tour on a Sunday in April and it was cool and cloudy when we arrived. During the tour... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
Hope S
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Wonderful 3 hour tour with Kevin, the storyteller!

What a great hike and history lesson about the Pt. Sur Lighthouse. Kevin and Eleanor were the... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2016
Elly A
Sacramento, California
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This historic lighthouse located around Point Sur is now a state park.
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Hwy. 1, Big Sur, CA 93940
+1 831-625-4419
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

We took the tour on a Sunday in April and it was cool and cloudy when we arrived. During the tour, it warmed and cleared up, and we had really beautiful views in all directions. The wildflowers were blooming. The history is interesting, the restoration...More

Thank Hope S
Reviewed 15 July 2016

What a great hike and history lesson about the Pt. Sur Lighthouse. Kevin and Eleanor were the guides for the day - we had Kevin. He was entertaining and full of knowledge! The views from the path leading to the lighthouse were breathtaking. We enjoyed...More

2  Thank Elly A
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Lighthouse tour was really nice. Views from on top of the mountain are breath taking!! Check their website for times and guidelines. During summertime, recommend arriving 45 minutes early to avoid being cut off from the tour capacity limitation. Paranormal activity abounds there so say...More

Thank Attraversiamo2023
Reviewed 6 July 2016

The lighthouse at Point Sur State Historic Park is well worth the walk. The volunteers who coordinate the tour have limited resources, so plan ahead and check tour times, so you are not disappointed, should you miss a tour.

Thank gadgetguy11
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

We decided to detour our northern to Southern California trip by way of a coastal route, since neither of us had even been along Big Sur. It's one of the most beautiful drives I've ever been on in California, and I say that as a...More

1  Thank JuliaGooliaAbroad
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Great experience and learning while hiking up to the top of the rock, but not having an option to leave in the middle was concerning. Our two young boys managed it fine, however, and listed the trip as a highlight in our mini vacation to...More

2  Thank Donavaughn L
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Have been wanting to do this tour for YEARS and never had the opportunity. Was finally able to do this tour on May 4th with a couple of just amazing docents who obviously love what they do. The views are spectacular, the walk is long...More

1  Thank Erica B
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Point Sur lighthouse is located on a huge rock located on the Pacific Ocean just about 45 minutes south of Carmel and just a little north of Big Sur. Coming from Carmel, you come around a curve on Hwy 1 and get your first glimpse...More

1  Thank calsand
Reviewed 24 April 2016

they only have tours a few times per week so plan ahead and arrive early as they only take the 1st 40 people. the tour is 3 hours and walks you up the hill to the lighthouse and other buildings. I might add that it...More

2  Thank choicek9s
Reviewed 20 April 2016

It was a real treat being able to go to the Lighthouse. The tours are limited in time and the amount of people. The tours are run by volunteers who do a wonderful job. It is a walking tour up the side Point Sur to...More

Thank Stentdoctor
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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

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