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Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Nice to visit

You can either take the trail or the road to get to the lighthouse. It is in a very nice setting on... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Montreal, Canada
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Great walk or....

if you have a handicap plate you can drive down to another parking lot by the rental homes. Once... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gig Harbor, Washington
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OPEN 365 DAYS a YEAR -- THERE IS NO FEE -- Built between 1908 and 1909, and extensively restored, it is one of the most complete Lightstations in the U.S. and hosts visitors, vacation rentals, receptions and weddings, plus education programs for...more
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45300 Litehouse Rd, Mendocino, CA 95460-9736
+1 707-937-6122
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You can either take the trail or the road to get to the lighthouse. It is in a very nice setting on the cliff. The personal inside was friendly and knowledgeable of the history of the site.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

if you have a handicap plate you can drive down to another parking lot by the rental homes. Once again amazing views every where you turn.

Thank jersey5454
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have been to a lot of lighthouses and this one actually looks like a house. Very well restored and the regular Fresnel lens is still functional. Grounds have the restored light keepers houses for lodging. There is about a half mile walk from parking...More

Thank Chip144
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Somehow it didn't excite me as much as Point Arena. The restored home museum does give you a sense of living there. There was no guided tour, really just exhibits in the lighthouse. But gotta go and see for yourself.More

Thank Catherine E
Jennifer L, Public Relations Manager at Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you got the chance to stop by, Catherine! Unfortunately, because we still have our original priceless Fresnel Lens in working order, we can't offer tours up to the top of the Lighthouse on a daily basis, only eight times a year. We're so glad...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

PRO'S: My wife wanted to stop here and I'm glad we did. We spent 90 minutes exploring the park including touring the museum and lighthouse. The volunteer guide at the lighthouse gave a thorough and entertaining history of the place. CON'S: We enjoyed the paved...More

Thank Spurgeon B
Jennifer L, Public Relations Manager at Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you got the chance to stop by and had such a wonderful time! Our volunteer docents are amazing, we are so thankful to have such an awesome team. We hope you will come back and stay in the Lightkeepers homes! It is a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pt Cabrillo Lighthouse is located on a cliff and touring the lighthouse and grounds are free. But not many know you can also stay at the lighthouse! There are three 1 room cottages and 2 light keeper cottages for rent. Check it out at Mendocino...More

Thank 2tickets-RT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mile walk from the parking lot to the lighthouse keeps larger crowds away. beautiful coastline, flat bluff and deep coves make for some nice photographic opportunities

Thank boomerang203
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was interesting. It was great that there was lodging to rent for special occasions. Was disappointing the way it was laid out - only able to see the gift shop inside the lighthouse. It was very small. The ocean view was terrific and the...More

Thank Inge K
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Take a little hike out to the lighthouse and bring your camera for staggeringly beautiful north coast ocean views.

Thank Dawn G
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

When you arrive, you come to a parking lot. There's a bathroom there and some picnic tables. That's where you're supposed to park. It's about a half a mile walk down to the lighthouse. But if you have a handicap placard you can drive down...More

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1 March 2017|
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Response from Manuel L | Reviewed this property |
It's a long walk but worth it. If one is physically unable to and with a disable placard, I would drive it all the way to the lighthouse parking. Whether there is space or not, the fact is one is legally disable, I'd find a... More
13 August 2016|
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Response from Lrksprldy | Reviewed this property |
I see the question has been answered. A little more info, there are several trails leading to and from the lighthouse, but ticks are a real problem. Recommend staying on the main road, especially if you have dogs with you... More
Jennifer H
4 August 2015|
Response from PCLK-Association | Property representative |
Yes, pets are welcome on a leash on the grounds, inside the lighthouse, and with overnight guests in the West Cottage.