Point San Luis Lighthouse, Avila Beach

4.7
#4 of 19 in Historic Sites in San Luis Obispo County
The Point San Luis Lighthouse, also known as the San Luis Obispo Light Station, is the only surviving Prairie Victorian model lighthouse that remains in existence on the West Coast of the United States. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and is being refurbished by the Point San Luis Lighthouse Keepers, a volunteer group. The lighthouse is located near Avila Beach on the Central Coast of California.
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  • We chose to do the 3.75 mild guided hike to the lighthouse and did the tour. The guide's were very informative and knowledgeable of the area. It was our 1st lighthouse tour and loved it. If your a...  more »
  • If you are a local resident, or a visitor to the area, this is worth the time to tour this restored lighthouse and learn about the history of Avila and the people who served a the lighthouse...  more »
  • The lighthouse is accessible only by a guided hike or a rather nailbiting ride over the hill to the site. The lighthouse is a beautiful Victorian, different than most others with the light attached.....  more »
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  • These beautifully restored buildings represent an important part of California maritime history. The views are stunning. We had knowledgeable tour guides and a comfy bus ride up the steep hill.
  • A beautiful lighthouse to visit and enjoy especially if you like to experience the tours and hear the history of light houses. They will have you park at a pre-disclosed location and a tour bus will drive you through the winding road to the secluded location where this lighthouse is. Definitely a fun tour and beautiful view all the way around
  • Beautiful day, professional and very informative tour. Views of the harbor from the heights traversed by the bus are spectacular. If you like maritime history you won't be disappointed. Dress in layers, the wind off the ocean can be really cool.
  • A Good tour. You get to go in the buildings and they teach you about the history. A wild bus ride up and back.
  • This is the parking lot meeting spot when talking the guided tour for the Port San Luis Lighthouse (docent led tires required since the lighthouse is part of a private PG&E nuclear power generation facility area). Directions on the web site when booking the tires are not precise, and there is but a single (reasonably large) sign at the entrance to the parking lot.

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