Point Bonita Lighthouse, Marin County

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  • I'm glad to have had the chance to explore this area. Walking through the short tunnel to get to it, kind of made it special. Make sure to visit Saturday, Sunday or Monday between 12:30 - 3:30 or the ...  more »
  • My wife and kids, ages 8 and 11, visited the lighthouse and what a visit it was. This is a great hidden gem right outside the city with great views of the Pacific, the Golden Gate Bridge and the city ...  more »
  • The lighthouse is open limited days and hours so be sure to check before you go. Get there early to get a parking spot. From the parking lot, there are great view of the Golden Gate bridge. Also keep ...  more »
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  • It is a wonderful experience to drive/bike from Golden Gate vista point to Point Bonita Lighthouse. It got very manageable trails and excellent view of the Pacific Ocean. A lot of options for the entire family, even with small kids if you are driving. Highly recommended.
  • It is called a secret jewel of the Bay Area. You can get a spectacular 360 view of the pacific, the Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, Battery Park, Baker Beach and on a clear day, the Farallon islands. Perfect place to spend weekend away from the city.
  • One of my favorites places in the area. Such a lovely lighthouse. The walk towards the lighthouse is really beautiful. You can get really good views of the city. The guides in the lighthouse are really kind and will gladly tell you every single story about the lighthouse and the maritime history in the bay area. It only opens a few hours in the weekends so you'd better plan your visit before you go in case it is closed.
  • It's so beautiful! Great for photos! Alittle steep hill to go to and return from so wear good shoes!
  • One of the best view points north of Golden Gate Bridge. What makes this place attractive is that currently it opens only three days a week, and three hours when it opens. Couple of impressive views you just can't miss: the white bridge structure that reaches the lighthouse, the resting seals hundreds feet below, the entry into the San Francisco bay and Golden Gate Bridge from a rarely seen perspective. Be sure to come early as the parking is competitive.

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