Perched on a 35-foot high cliff on the central California coast, some 50 miles south of San Francisco, Pigeon Point Lighthouse is one of the tallest lighthouses in America. Resembling a typical New England structure, the 115-foot white masonry tower of Pigeon Point Lighthouse was built in 1871 to guide ships along the rugged coastline of the Pacific, and this historic 115-foot beacon of light is still an active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. The lighthouse and the land around have been preserved as a California State Park known as Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park, designated as both a California Historical Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Now guests can experience the lighthouse from comfortable, affordable lodgings in four houses set just beside the lighthouse. Pigeon Point Lighthouse offers cozy indoor lounges and fully equipped kitchens for self-catering, as well as modern amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet for convenience.
The lighthouse is ideally situated for exploring and experiencing the pristine natural beauty of the area, with its beautiful beaches and sandy coves, tidal pools and oceanfront boardwalks, ancient redwood forests, and breeding grounds for myriad wildlife and birds. Abundant with wildlife, the coastal areas surrounding Pigeon Point Light Station offer excellent seal and whale-watching.
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3.Plan Your Visit
Romantic Weekend Getaways: Pigeon Point Lighthouse
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