Point Pinos Lighthouse, Pacific Grove

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#5 of 13 in Historic Sites in Monterey County
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  • Excellent historical exhibits and info. Lovely surrounding views. Maybe the volunteer was a little too chatty, but that can be forgiven.  more »
  • ... well worth a visit! Natural continuation of brisk walk from Lovers Point. Great views for the photos. Worth a ride.
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  • Great lighthouse. I've been to many others on both east and west coast and have not seen one like this with rooms furnished etc! Well work the visit.  more »
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  • One of the oldest lighthouse present on the Western Coastal belt, which is still maintained and operational. It has an amazing history attached to it which is been nicely explained by people managing it. They also have a audio video room where they show a small documentary which shows how all this is been done. It is managed so well that one feel like to spent some more time there. Entry is free, but still one can donate as it work on donation. Personally I meet some senior citizen there who narrate how it was built and beautiful history associated with it. They even have a gift shop in the premises.
  • Very nice grounds with parking along the street, or you can take driveway up to gated fence. I was surprised to see tall cypress trees alongside the lighthouse building. The trees added to the ambiance of the setting. Part of the golf links is right in front of the east side, you might see somebody chip in a shot! During summer months the sunsets will line up perfect with the lighthouse in bottom of the frame.
  • Generally light houses are tower type buildings & access to top floors are prohibited or light house tower itself is not available to visitors or far offroad. But Point Pinos is available for viewing upto top floor & Kids get to see& know how it works & how the lamp & it's lens look like. So worth visiting. No fees, but worth donating ~ $10/- for a family. Opens only 13.00 to 16.00 hrs & closed on Tuesday & Wednesday . Enjoy! Rediscovering.
  • Peaceful, Serene. We were driving to Big Sur and just happened to stop here for the view. Also we went in for a pee break. For whatever reason, in happy we stopped here. Got to see an old lighthouse and even read about the different styles of lighthouses that can be found deepening on the era in which they're built, so got to learn something new, yay!!.
  • An important and historic lighthouse. This is a must see and you can spend as little as 30 minutes taking in the sights and information. Absolutely beautiful, well kept, friendly hosts, and much to learn here. Watch the short video downstairs first and then peruse the house and grounds.
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