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Pigeon Point Beach, Pescadero

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Pigeon Point Light Station or Pigeon Point Lighthouse is a lighthouse built in 1871 to guide ships on the Pacific coast of California. It is the tallest lighthouse (tied with Point Arena Light) on the West Coast of the United States. It is still an active Coast Guard aid to navigation. Pigeon Point Light Station is located on the coastal highway (State Route 1), 5mi south of Pescadero, California, between Santa Cruz and San Francisco. The 115ft, white masonry tower, resembles the typical New England structure. Because of its location and ready access from the main highway, Pigeon Point entertains a large number of public visitors.The lighthouse and the land around have been preserved as Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park, a California state park. The lighthouse is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and designated as a California Historical Landmark.The Pigeon Point Lighthouse is also a logo of E. W. Scripps Company.HistoryPigeon Point Lighthouse is one of the most picturesque lighthouses on the Pacific coast. The tower stands on a rocky promontory and has long been a landmark for ships approaching San Francisco Bay from the south. This headland, and hence the lighthouse, took its name from the ship Carrier Pigeon that wrecked here in 1853.
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  • Love this beach you can never go wrong. It's lovely, catch it about 5am for great tide pools during low tide. It can be quite windy. I've been going to this beach and pescadero which is where the phot...  more »
  • While the parking at the designated area is usually iffy, this place is worth climbing and hiking around even if you park far away. Spend time viewing the seabirds and waves. Low tide - especially in ...  more »

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