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The lighthouse is currently closed to the public, but the grounds remain open. In December 2001, a section of the cornice on the exterior of the lighthouse fell off. The lighthouse will remain closed until the structure can be restored. The lighthouse may still be viewed from the grounds. For current updates, call the park hotline at 650-879-2120.
The park is located along California Highway 1, 20 miles south of Half Moon Bay and 27 miles north of Santa Cruz. You can't miss the 115 foot tower just west of the highway.
The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended..
The lighthouse keeper's housing is restored and operated as a Hostel.
The coastal areas surrounding Pigeon Point Light Station are rich with life. Marine mammals, such as seals and whales, can be seen regularly from shore as they pass by beyond the surf. The intertidal zone along this part of the coast, particularly in the rocky reefs that flank the light station, contains a diverse and numerous variety of plant and animal life.
From the boardwalk behind the fog signal building, watch for gray whales on their annual migration between January and April. Walk through the tidepool area, 100 yards north of Pigeon Point.
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We ran into some folks at Ano Nuevo who had just been here and saw whales so we checked it out. We saw some also, which was unexpected for late April. The light house is in terrible shape but still a.... more »
We went to Pigeon Point Lighthouse on a gorgeous day in January. There is the historic liighthouse as well as a hostel there. There are gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean. more »
We had a nice walk to see Pigeon Point Light Station, which is a historic light house in Pescadero. There are various signs that tell you about the history of the place. There is also a... more »
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