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Point Reyes Lighthouse, Point Reyes Station

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  • Very beautiful place, but is interesting not only for the lighthouse. Be careful, close you can see very beautiful deer!
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  • It was a pretty hairy drive but very cool with all the farm land and dairies. We got there a little before dark and were able to walk to see the lighthouse but regrettably it was closed (stairs) due t...  more »
  • Try to come early to beat the crowd and make sure you have parking (free). Grab lunch and head up here, past the 5! cattle ranches too! 
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  • What a neat find. We went exploring as a birthday adventure and it was a lovely trip. I couldn't get enough of the view. There is also a small tour of the lighthouse itself which was very informative. I can safely say that I am happy that I didn't visit this lighthouse when it was operational but having it open to the public is not only a great location to visit for the view but it is also educational. Quick tip though, I was not prepared for the walk to the lighthouse or back, be prepared for a lot of steps!
  • I love this place. It's a good hour half to two hours drive from most part of the Bay Area. You'll drive through quite a few historic ranches along the way with a lot of "happy cows". The parking lot get full pretty quick when the days are nice or during holidays or during whale watching season. They'll usually run busses for $5 per person during those times. If you park at the main parking lot for the Light House, you'll have to walk about 15-20 minutes to get to the top of the stair which lead you down to the Light House. The walk is very nice and scenic but depending on the time of the year, it can be windy, cold, rainy, foggy, or just plain sunny and nice. The stairs to the Light House can close depending on the wind as well so always good to find out what the weather is like before heading out there. But this is a really nice place to visit.
  • Truly wonderful spot any time of year. We parked in a little lot just after 10am down a paved oath from the lighthouse. We walked 0.4 miles to the visitors center area where there is a restroom facility to the left (unisex bathrooms). Arriving, it was very windy and foggy. This created a great ethereal atmosphere that made it feel like we were in solitude away from the world. The ranger at the visitor's center was extremely helpful, the views from the lighthouse were hampered by fog, but still wonderful, and the docent who was in the lighthouse was so considerate and knowledgeable. Loved visiting.
  • This place is absolutely stunning. Expect chilly weather and wind! The steps down look inviting, however the climb back up is gruesome for those who aren't fit! 30 story climb and decent. The views are amazing.
  • Have been here multiple times and finally came here on a clear day. I believe it is a rare opportunity to get a clear day here. Walk for 0.4 miles from the parking lot and then climb down 308 stairs to reach the Lighthouse. One of the best sunset view points in bay area. This place is known for whale watching. Climbing up the stairs is tiring. But the cool oceanic breeze will keep you going. Be sure to reach here early enough. The gates to Lighthouse close strictly at 4:30pm and it is enforced hard and fast. On weekends, finding a convenient parking spot can be tough.