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California Lighthouses

BIG SUR POINT SUR Tours Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday $12 tour, $20 moonlight tour. MOONLIGHT TOURS April 14 Monday 6:45 PM
May 14 Wednesday 7:15 PM
June 12 Thursday 7:45 PM
July 12 Saturday 7:45 PM
August 10 Sunday 7:15 PM
August 11 Monday 7:15 PM
September 8 Monday 6:45 PM
September 9 Tuesday 6:45 PM
October 7 Tuesday 6:00 PM
October 8 Wednesday 6:00 PM
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CAMBRIA May 6 - 31 Piedras Blancas Lighthouse Tour - 9:45 am Tours are offered Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, excluding Federal holidays. Meet at the former Piedras Blancas Motel, located 1 1/1 miles north of light station at 9:45 a.m. Do not wait at the gate to the lighthouse. $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-17, and free for children 5 and under.. Special arrangements must be made for groups of 10 or more - call 927-7361. Phone: 927-6811 Web site: http://www.piedrasblancas.gov

CRESCENT CITY Battery Point Lighthouse is open April through September, tides permitting, between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM, every day. October through March, tides permitting, the lighthouse is open 10 AM to 4 PM on weekends. The Lighthouse, Museum and Battery Point Island's care are entrusted to the Del Norte County Historical Society. Admission is free to Society Members. See: delnortehistory.org.

CRESCENT CITY: St. George Reef Lighthouse. Building a new helicopter pad for tours. Check status: stgeorgereeflighthouse.us

LOST COAST The Punta Gorda Lighthouse is located on a remote section of the King Range National Conservation Area in Humboldt County, California and is managed by the Arcata Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Access to the area is limited to non-vehicular foot traffic, helicopter air traffic, or by boat from the sea. http://www.blm.gov/wo/

MENDOCINO Point Cabrillo Lighthouse 45300 Lighthouse Road, Mendocino, CA 95460 Lighthouse open daily, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. - Information (707) 937-6122 Voluntary contribution ($5.00) suggested to help us maintain the park.

OAKLAND Quinn's Lighthouse is now a restaurant open to the public. QuinnsLighthouse.com

PACIFIC GROVE Treat yourself to a gentle walking tour of the Point Pinos Lighthouse and the surrounding grounds, on the edge of the spectacular Pacific Ocean. Tour each room of the keeper's living quarters, admire the well-appointed Victorian parlor, see the original Fresnel lens from the grounds, and (if you wish) climb the narrow spiral staircase to the upstairs rooms. It's a trip back to a time and place you don't often see any more. Our volunteer docents will be happy to show you around and answer questions. The lighthouse is open five days a week (closed Tue/Wed). No reservations are required. Outside of visiting hours the lighthouse grounds are closed and inaccessible. pointpinoslighthouse.org

PIGEON POINT Announcement: Restoration Work in Progress In November 2011, the First Order Fresnel lens was moved from the tower's lantern room to the fog signal building. The tower itself has been closed to the public since December 2001. The massive Fresenel lens will be on display in the fog signal building while the tower is restored; once the restoration is complete, the lens will be returned to the tower's lantern room. The park remains open to visitors daily. A dedicated group of volunteer docents is on-site Thursday through Monday to host the bookshop, lead tours around the historic grounds, and organize a shore whale watching program each spring. An interpretive center is located in the fog signal building and includes a replica lighthouse showing the interior structure of the lighthouse tower. http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=533

POINT ARENA Lighthouse Hours: Open 10:00am to 3:30pm Everyday in Winter and until 4:30 between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. Closed Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day Only Guided tours of the light station museum and tower, as well as self-guided tours of the grounds, are available daily. Afterward, spend some time browsing through our lighthouse gift store where you can find exquisite abalone jewelry, work by local artists, Point Arena Lighthouse clothing, gift certificates, music, and other great gifts. Site Admission Fee (Non-profit): $7.50 adults and $1.00 children under 12 (fees can change) Climb to the top of the tower as keepers have done for over 100 years!

POINT BONITA Point Bonita Lighthouse is open Saturday, Sunday, and Monday afternoons from 12:303:30 pm. Meet Point Bonita docents along the lighthouse trail and experience the last manned lighthouse on the Pacific coast. (415) 331-1540 parksconservancy.org/visit/park-sites/point-bonita.html http://www.nps.gov/goga/pobo.htm

POINT FERMIN OPEN HOURS: Tuesday through Sunday 1:00 to 400, p.m. The Lighthouse is closed to the public on Mondays. The lighthouse may be closed on major holidays and for special events in the park, please call ahead for specific dates. ADMISSION: General admission is free; however, a donation is requested for each visitor. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and children less than 40 inches in height may not be admitted to the tower. TOURS: Guided tours are offered every hour at 1:00, 2:00, and 300 P.M. on Tuesday through Sunday. Large groups or private tours should call ahead for special arrangements. Reservations are not necessary for the general public. (310) 241-0684 Point Fermin Lighthouse Historic Site and Museum 807 W. Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro, CA 90731 pointferminlighthouse.org

POINT HUENEME On the 3rd Saturday of each month (February thru October), the U.S. Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Los Angeles and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary join to open Point Hueneme Lighthouse for visitors. Point Hueneme is open on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. February thru October (We are closed November thru January) Admission is FREE. http://huenemelight.org/information.htm Entrance to lighthouse is via the Lighthouse Promenade which begins at the Flag Plaza on Surfside Drive (near intersection of Surfside Drive and Ventura Road in the City of Port Hueneme). The Promenade walk (flat surface) is approximately 1/2 mile to the lighthouse gate.

POINT MONTARA is a hostel http://parks.ca.gov/?page_id=534 On the rugged California coast, just 25 miles south of San Francisco, sits the Point Montara Fog Signal and Light Station. Established in 1875, the historic lighthouse and turn-of-the-century buildings have been preserved and restored by Hostelling International - American Youth Hostels and California State Parks, in cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard.

POINT REYES Point Reyes Lighthouse The Lighthouse Visitor Center and the Point Reyes Historic Lighthouse Open year round. Closed December 25. Operational Changes Began May 1, 2013: The Lighthouse Visitor Center and the stairs leading down to the Lighthouse are open on: Fridays through Mondays from 10 am to 4:30 pm Closed Tuesdays through Thursdays. The stairs to the lighthouse are closed when winds exceed 40 miles per hour (64 km/h). The Lighthouse Visitor Center, the stairs leading down to the Lighthouse, and the Lens Room are scheduled to reopen on Thursdays from May 29, 2014, through August 28, 2014. Phone: 415-669-1534

POINT RICHMOND East Brother Lighthouse is a beautifully restored California Victorian Lighthouse Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Inn perched atop an island in the strait that separates San Francisco and San Pablo Bays. Located 30 minutes from downtown San Francisco, CA ebls.org

SANTA CRUZ Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse is open as a Surfing Museum. santacruzsurfingmuseum.org Hours of operation between July 4 and Labor Day: Wednesday-Monday, 10AM to 5 PM. Open Thursday through Monday, noon to 4 p.m. the rest of the year.

RANCHO PALOS VERDES: On the 2nd Saturday of each month (except in March when it is opened on the first Saturday to coincide with Rancho Palos Verdes' Whale of a Day Festival), the U.S. Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Los Angeles and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary join to open Point Vicente Lighthouse for visitors. Hours: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Some age restrictions, vicentelight.org

SAN DIEGO: Lighthouse Will Be Closed for Seismic Retrofit April 7 through May 18 The Lighthouse is undergoing a Seismic retrofit and will be closed from April 7 - May 18. Visitors can still access the Assistant Keepers Quarters exhibit from the south door, Lighthouse Comfort Station, and Kelp Forest Overlook. Call 619-557-5450. nps.gov/cabr/

SAN SIMEON Access to Piedras Blancas is by guided tours only. Tours are offered year round and feature cultural and natural history, as well as spectacular scenery. Tours: (805) 927-7361 http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/bakersfield/Programs/pbls.html

TRINIDAD The Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse The Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse is a 25' concrete replica of the original lighthouse on the tip of Trinidad Head. It was built in 1949 by the Trinidad Civic Club as a memorial to those lost or buried at sea. Special services are held every Memorial Day weekend by the Trinidad Civic Club. Location: South facing bluff within City of Trinidad at Trinity & Edwards Streets. Viewing: The Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse and garden is free, 24 hours daily. Both lighthouses (Trinidad Head & Memorial) participate in the Lighthouse Passport program sponsored by the U. S. Lighthouse Society. Passports and stamps are available at: Trinidad Museum - 400 Janis Court at Patricks Point Dr. 707-677-3883, Thurs-Sun, 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m..

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