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Address: Lighthouse Rd, Avila Beach, CA 93424
Phone Number:
+1 805-540-5771
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Point San Luis Lighthouse is a fully restored national landmark with tours...

Point San Luis Lighthouse is a fully restored national landmark with tours open to the public Wednesdays (12 & 1pm) & Saturdays 12, 1, & 2). The site offers private group tours, educational trips for schools, special events, and weddings. The Pecho Coast Trail is a trail hike that leads to the Lighthouse. Point San Luis is a non-profit charity and all tours go to support ongoing restoration, education, and conservation programs.

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Great hike and a wonderful visit

We quite enjoyed this short easy hike to the lighthouse. The docent led hike was worthwhile - our docent was very knowledgeable - Dave - and did a good job on both natural and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We quite enjoyed this short easy hike to the lighthouse. The docent led hike was worthwhile - our docent was very knowledgeable - Dave - and did a good job on both natural and human history. The walk isnt bad - they take lots of breaks. Dont miss this one!

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Los Osos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Jump on the trolley and ride for about 15 minutes with a view of some of the most beautiful central coastline around. Once you get to the lighthouse, the tour is fabulous and very informative. The docents are very knowledgeable.

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where do I start? We've seen whales from the bluffs and heard it is common to see them go by during the season. The historic buildings are beautifully restored and the docents give a great history at the scheduled tours. You can take the trolley (but need to sign up), hike (also need to sign up) or paddleboard/kayak any time... More 

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1 Thank Richard R
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

My wife and I really enjoy lighthouses. The architecture, history, scenery etc is always fun. This location is beautiful. The docents were friendly and very knowledgeable. My wife is handicapped and they were able to accommodate her needs. The story behind the lighthouse and how the keepers lived was fascinating. I would recommend this highly.

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Platte City, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This lighthouse tour is a hidden gem in this area. You take a 20 minute trolley ride over the mountain to the lighthouse. The views are beautiful and the driver was very informative about the area. At the lighthouse you see a short film and then visit the keepers cottage and climb the lighthouse tower. The guides were wonderful and... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Take a ride on the high side. From when you board the bus you will get a view that only people that do this trip gets to see. See the view better on the drivers side as you ride the bus to the Lighthouse. I went in march and the bumming flora can be great. The popies were there and... More 

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Central California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Loved touring this lighthouse. Great tour with interesting info about lighthouse life. Beautiful lamp. Took the trolley - set up reservation online - easy. Also enjoyed swinging on the swing. We actually visited in 2014.

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Thank CAorange
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Well hidden gem. Trips leave Wednesday and Saturday at 12, 1, and 2. $20 per person. Easy to reserve space online. Wonderful views as tram climbs mountain on beach side. Cost of trip goes toward worthy cause of upkeep and renovation of lighthouse site, Docents take visitors on small groups of 5-6 people. Well informed and enthusiastic docents. Farm house... More 

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Suisun City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Well conducted lighthouse tour. winding road to get ther with fantastic views of area. Special treat! we got to see tons of whales playing

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

This is the first time we visited Point Saint Luis Lighthouse. We did the trolley tour- cost $20/person but well worth the price. We were met at the parking lot gate by a very friendly docent who directed us where to park. Paul was our trolley driver & tour guide up to the Lighthouse. We were so fortunate to have... More 

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