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Santa Barbara and the Central Coast Sights

Point Sur State Historic Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Updated 05/18/2015

Fodor's Review

An 1889 lighthouse at this state park still stands watch from atop a large volcanic rock. Four lighthouse keepers lived here with their families until 1974, when the light station became automated. Their homes and working spaces are open to the public only on 2½- to 3-hour ranger-led tours. Considerable walking, including up two stairways, is involved. Strollers are not allowed.

Sight Information


Hwy. 1, 7 miles north of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Big Sur, California, 93920, United States




Sight Details:

  • $12
  • Tours generally Nov.–Mar., weekends at 10, Wed. at 1; Apr.–Oct., Sat. and Wed. at 10 and 2, Sun. at 10; July–Aug. additional tour at 10; call to confirm

Updated 05/18/2015


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