Point Pinos Lighthouse, Pacific Grove

4.4
#5 of 16 in Historic Sites in Monterey County
This lighthouse has been operating continuously since February 1, 1855. The US Coast Guard operates the lantern while the City of Pacific Grove maintains the lighthouse as a museum open to the public 5 days a week. Restoration is under the direction of the Heritage Society of Pacific Grove. Visitors welcome.
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  • Oldest active lighthouse on the west coast. One of few that allow you to climb up into the tower to see the light first hand. Not really wheelchair friendly. If you can handle stairs you can fully app...  more »
  • It can be hard to find, even with GPS, but enjoy the winding road along the spectacular Monterey Bay as you search for it. There is a $2 donation and the lighthouse hours are limited, but the setting ...  more »
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  • Nothing negative to say about Point Pinos except that the gift shop was closed at the time we went. The location is easy to find, no admission price, but donations are requested. It offers a great example of the life of a lighthouse keeper (ask about Emily Fish!!). Beautiful grounds and views of the golf course next door. We saw deer!!! Well worth a visit!;
  • Top off your 17-mile by visiting this free attraction. Really small quaint operational lighthouse which makes it the oldest in the West Coast. The whole site can be toured in just about 1 hour. If you're not able to park inside, there is plenty of street parking. There is also a very high chance of deer sightings.

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