Point Sur Lighthouse

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Big Sur, CA 93920- Map It
(831) 625-4419

AAA Editor Notes

Point Sur Lighthouse tours meet at the farm gate along the w. side of SR 1, .25 mi. n. of the Point Sur Naval Facility. Docents lead 3-hour walking tours, beginning with a .5-mile uphill walk, which includes two stairways, to the stone lighthouse. Whale, pelican and peregrine falcon sightings are possible on the trek, as are glimpses of spring wildflowers and panoramic views of the Big Sur coast. The lighthouse is automated and is part of Point Sur State Historic Park. The restored lightstation buildings were both home and workplace to lightkeepers and their families from 1889 to 1974. Visitors can climb to the top of the lighthouse tower to see the light itself and to walk around the tower's catwalk. Note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and layered clothing; the weather can be quite cold and windy. Strollers are not permitted.
Daytime tours $12; $5 (ages 6-17). Moonlight tours $20; $10 (ages 6-17).
Hours: Tours are given on a first-come, first-served basis Wed. and Sat. at 10 and 2, Sun. at 10, Apr.-Oct. (also Thurs. at 10, July-Aug.); Wed. at 1, Sat.-Sun. at 10, rest of year. Moonlight tours are offered on select evenings Apr.-Sept. Phone ahead for moonlight tour schedule.