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Point Cabrillo Light Station, Mendocino

Categories: Lighthouses, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web
began operation in 1909 and, despite many threats to its preservation, continues to serve sailors today. The state historic park that houses the lighthouse boasts several historical buildings and wide Pacific Ocean views. You can access the light station buildings via two walks. The easier of the two starts at the south end of the parking lot and is paved. The dirt path located at the north end traverses grassland and coastal prairie. By the lighthouse, you can find three restored lightkeeper homes, one of which has been transformed into a period museum. Its artifacts and displays illustrate the lighthouse's history and provide a glimpse of local history. Plan to visit Point Cabrillo Light Station during your Mendocino vacation using our convenient Mendocino holiday planner.
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  • Amazing staff!! All volunteer very informative and friendly :). Plenty of information about light houses in general and a ton of info about light keepers and their families that use to work there. Rea...  read more »
  • Small lighthouse with easy half mile walk. History with classic photos and text displayed inside. Child friendly with nature questions along the walk down. 
  • This lighthouse and its surrounding property is one of my favorite places in Mendocino. The walk down to the lighthouse and ocean bluffs is easy, and the lighthouse and adjacent houses (that have been...  read more »
  • This lighthouse is a hidden gem away from the crowd. There is a trail from the parking to the lighthouse. It's a beautiful walk. The staff are super friendly and caring. There is a small aquarium which features Northern California sea life. It's beautiful and offered free of charge. There is also a small museum to showcase how light keeper lived in the beginning of the 1900's. Also free of charge.
  • Was there 4th May 2014. Awesome place. The view is very beautiful. The park Ranger, she was very very nice. Plan on going back. Not sure when as I live in Missouri. But it's worth the trip!
  • Stunning and serene views. A peaceful and quiet place to relax.
  • Great views for photography and a picnic. Go inside and ask about the old bulb switcher for blown out bulbs. Really neat!
  • A lighthouse well worth the easy 0.5 mile walk. It was re-painted in September 2014 and looks spectacular. If you're a fan of the Point Reyes lighthouse, you'll be sure to love this one. And vice versa!
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