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Point Reyes Lighthouse, Point Reyes Station

Categories: Lighthouses, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web
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  • Beautiful place with a splendid view of the ocean! We have seen a nesting colony of oiseaus and a few whales in the far. The place is really worth to be visited!
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  • My 25year old son wanted us to see this and it was worth the drive and the hike. View was breathtaking and would recommend it to anyone going out there! 
  • This was one of those "we're in the area" stops. Turned out better than expected. It's a 45 minute drive from the Bear Valley Visitor Center. The visitor center is a half mile uphill walk from the par...  read more »
  • 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.
  • This place is more than amazing, the long drive it totally worth it, you can take dozens of photos or simply spend hours, believe me, hours admiring everywhere you look, the endless beach, the so so so blue ocean, the sky so cloudy and stormy or so clear and in calm. Great place to spot whales! You'll never want to leave.... well may be to get some food, cause theres nothing around to eat, be prepared!
  • Visitor center was clean and updated. No restrooms in the visitor center itself but are available just a short walk back along the main road. There is a drinking fountain and water bottle filling station available. The lighthouse was an impressive sight but be wary of high winds and the climb back up. Bring water and a good thick jacket.
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