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Point San Luis Lighthouse

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A gem!

The lighthouse is surrounded by PG&E property, so acess is limited. We chose to hike in on a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alpine, Wyoming
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Great fun!

This is a wonderful place to visit. First, the trolley ride to and from the lighthouse provides... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
San Luis Obispo, California
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“trolley ride”(23 reviews)
“fresnel lens”(9 reviews)
“light house”(17 reviews)
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. Tickets...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1 Lighthouse Road, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-540-5771
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lighthouse is surrounded by PG&E property, so acess is limited. We chose to hike in on a docent led tour, that was outstanding. It is a fairly strenuous trail, and they timed rests, and talks about flora, fauna, and history etc. To allow an...More

1  Thank WYGirl12
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit. First, the trolley ride to and from the lighthouse provides beautiful views of Avila Beach, the harbor and the ocean. Once there you are taken on a guided tour of the lighthouse, the keeper’s quarters and other buildings,...More

1  Thank jonr105
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had a great experience with the trolley ride and tour of the historic Point Sur Lighthouse. The docents on both the trolley and at the lighthouse were informative and showed passion for their contribution to maintaining the story behind this great...More

Thank Robin A
Reviewed 2 September 2018

My Wife, 11 year old and I had heard about the lighthouse, and so we decided to go to the Point San Luis Lighthouse trip last wednesday. It was just amazing ! The views were just spectacular, and the trolley ride was also very enjoyable...More

Thank Kr N
Reviewed 17 August 2018

I am one of the MANY volunteers who have transformed this Lighthouse to it's origional "Glory" and one of the FEW still open for tours. The setting is BREATHING. Public Tours available (with reservations) on Wed. and Sat. It can be reserved with 20+ for...More

Thank 508vernad
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Pecho Coast Trial to the Point San Luis Lighthouse is a great hike, one of the best in the area. The panoramic views of San Luis Obispo Bay below are dramatic, the hike is led by staff knowledgeable in local biology and history, and the...More

1  Thank K1946EFjacobb
Reviewed 22 June 2018

My husband and I are lighthouse buffs. We visit lighthouses whenever we are in the vicinity of one--we even spent the night in a lighthouse in San Francisco Bay. We opted for the trolley ride. Thought the hike might be too strenuous. Our driver was...More

Thank CFIPilotsWife
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Our visit began with the short, but intense trolley ride from the beach to the lighthouse. Road up offer fantastic views of the bay. Lighthouse has been lovingly restored by volunteers who also serve as docents to relay the history of the lighthouse and those...More

2  Thank brotherroy
Reviewed 16 June 2018

This is an amazing place. Learn about the lighthouse, it's "keepers" and see amazing views of the Pacific. A must see.

1  Thank happytoseeu
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Point San Luis Lighthouse is the only remaining one of three that were alike and it's worth the trolley ride to see and get a sense of the history of not just the light house but the area. While riding our bikes to the old...More

3  Thank Dennis F F
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Amie S
24 October 2018|
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Response from Kr N | Reviewed this property |
No it is not It is about 20 -25 mts ride each way and maybe an hour there.
2 May 2016|
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Response from ciaolele | Reviewed this property |
I think the only question not previously answered is about the golf carts. I don't remember seeing any golf carts around. It's a beautiful beautiful location though! The suggestion for going to the website is probably the... More
29 June 2015|
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Response from Carolyn J | Reviewed this property |
I recommend the ladies wear slacks/jeans if you would like to climb to the top of the lighthouse. It is a narrow, adventurous staircase to the top. Worth it!