Pigeon Point Light Station
Pigeon Point Light Station
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This historic lighthouse, named after the carrier pigeon, is more than a century old.
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hbhakh
Roanoke, VA2,216 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We stopped at Pigeon Point while driving up the CA coast. It's a little off the PCH but easy to find. Although there was some fog, the views were still great. The lighthouse isn't open for tours but the grounds are available.

My only caution is that the bathrooms are disgusting. Apparently, there's no running water so it's basically a latrine. I'd "go" somewhere else.
Written 4 September 2023
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Summerasalifestyle
Malibu, CA3,570 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Lighthouses are so cool. The only bummer is that it’s so decayed we’re not allowed inside. Worth the trip, it’s only a minute off the road. Nice little visitors center.
Written 8 June 2023
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Barbara C
San Francisco, CA4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Lovely location and lovely people. Gas issue but management comped our stay. A++ Bring lots of food!
Written 3 June 2023
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel41,095 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
This is a nice (yet not exciting) lighthouse, located on a cliff.
The view of the beach from the cliff is wonderful.
Written 19 May 2023
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DawnC822
Port Huron, MI54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
It was free to visit this lighthouse. You could walk around the grounds to get great views of the lighthouse and surrounding water. We even saw some seals on the rocks nearby. There is a small museum with artifacts, the Fresnel lens and a docent to answer your questions. The only drawback was that you cannot climb the lighthouse.
Written 5 March 2023
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Danielle N
42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Beautiful views - historical area. But you cant go into the lighthouse as it is decaying. And nothing open - no visitors center - no chance to see the Fresnal Lens. Very windy - but breath taking views!
So sad that the Coast Guard decided to let this historical building decay.....guess once they put in an automated beacon they no longer felt they had to provide upkeep.
Written 6 July 2022
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Sharjeel A
Peoria, IL129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Stopped at this lighthouse while traveling on the coastal highway. The views from the spot are simply breathtaking. There is small history room and visitor center as well as a hostel. Would love to stay at the hostel some time.
Written 4 July 2022
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jerryskc
Kansas City, MO530 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This is a venerable lighthouse, for the US anyway haha. However it is showing its age since 2001 I understand, has been closed to visitors due to falling masonry etc. I hope that they powers that be are able to restore it, as we need to preserve important historical landmarks such as this.

As one would expect for lighthouse. it is easy to see from some distance away. We were passing on the coast road and, as I suspect do many, we stopped for a short look around. There is a youth hostel in the old keepers quarters, and a small store but the main attraction is to walk to the lighthouse and in front of it, to imagine what it must be like on a story night with the waves dashing themselves agains the rocks below. There is some wreckage of a doomed ship that was recovered from said rocks that is displayed in front of the building. The information provided amusing speculates that rocks in front of a lighthouse, festooned with wreckage from a ship was not an encouraging look!

Well worth stopping for a look around. Would be nice to be able to enter the building of course, but such tours no longer operate, obviously. Such places are very atmospheric I find.
Written 23 June 2022
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Maria D
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
I have never been to see a light house and I have to say my gosh the landscape wow there is so much history there. There is a small art/history room with photos and than you can go behind the light house and there are benches and the most beautiful view ever. The park ranger told us the history of the lighthouse and told us about the whales that people have been seeing (we weren't so lucky) but we did see a bunch of sea lions resting on the rocks. The Park Ranger was very nice and made our visit even more memorable with all the history she told us. They also have Hostels if you want to book a room there.
Written 16 May 2022
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Alessandra Matino
Sao Paulo, SP147 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
I was travelling by car since San Francisco to Los Angeles, by PCH (CA-1) and when I was checking on Google Maps a route I just picked randomly this point.
It was a great surprise, I founded a really beautiful view and I could use a restroom to continue my trip.
Written 30 April 2022
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