Point Sur State Historic Park, Big Sur

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  • My partner had the great idea to bring me here, as he visited it so many times before, and what a great idea that was, We could not reach the Hearst castle due to a land fall down the road but we enjo...  more »
  • First let me say the staff was wonderful concerning my mother's access up to the light. I had arranged quite a while in advance for handicap access to the light, since the tour walks up a steep road t...  more »
  • During many visits to Big Sur, Point Sur always appeared to me as a wonderful, wild, out-of-reach place often shrouded in mist and mystery. If not for the bridge collapse limiting our options to the s...  more »
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  • 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.
  • A great place with a lot of history. Go on a tour if you can - it's great value for money with some amazing volunteer tour guides. One of the best stops on highway 1.
  • The tour was amazing! Incredibly informative and fun. It is a little bit long (2.5-3 hours). It would be nice if they had an abbreviated tour for folks with limited time.
  • Entrance was closed, no entry unless with a tour. Cannot just stop by on your way down the road.
  • The lighthouse tour is adorably lo-fi (spoiler: it's knowledgable volunteer guides talking with a binder of old photos) but it's worth the afternoon.

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