Point Sur State Historic Park, Big Sur

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  • The lighthouse sits on a huge rock connected to the mainland by a sandy spit of land. The views from the top of the rock are outstanding up and down the coast. It can be quite cold and windy on the ro...  more »
  • What a nice surprise to see such a magnificent view. We had the time and opportunity so we stopped and glad that we did. I will be stopping here again the next time I am driving by  more »
  • We had a great tour of the lighthouse, so glad we made time to take the tour was not disappointed. We had a beautiful day and the guide was great. it is a bit of an incline up however there are stops ...  more »
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  • It's a unique experience along the coast highway. We were there on Wednesday morning, queued on 9:45, the park ranger closed the gate as soon as no more car waiting , so you don't wanna have the traffic jam. It's the guided tour by two volunteers. They divided us into two groups of around 13 of each. Slowly walking towards the top with experienced stories shared with us. They will charge $12 per person after the tour, which I think it's lowest price for a nice guided tour. You also have the chance to buy some souvenir on the top. They will escort everyone out together after 2 and half hour tour.
  • A must stop to for some of the most beautiful spots on the CA shores. Just hope that on your way up someone's not going down!
  • Great spot to soak in the scenery and experience the Pacific.
  • I love this rock! Its a magical place. Highly recommended.
  • An outstanding (literally) destination, worth the additional physical and organizational effort to access. Rich history, architecture, and breathtaking land/seascapes. A unique location with dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers. There really is nothing like it.
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