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S.F. Bay Area — California
Pacific Coast, San Mateo County
Pigeon Point Lighthouse
— Pigeon Point Light Station
— State Historic Park

Pigeon Point Lighthouse perched on a cliff overlooking the Central Coast, California

Pigeon Point Lighthouse
Pigeon Point Lighthouse is perched on a cliff, overlooking California's central Coast — approximately 20 miles south of Half Moon Bay and 27 miles north of Santa Cruz, on Hwy 1.

Pigeon Point Lighthouse, California - one of America's tallest lighthouses

One of America's Tallest Lighthouses
At 115 feet, Pigeon Point Lighthouse is one of the tallest lighthouses in the nation — and as you can see from the photos, it's also one of the most picturesque.

Pigeon Point Lighthouse and picnic tables, California

The lighthouse and its grounds have been preserved as Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park. The lighthouse is currently closed to the public, but the grounds remain open 8am-Sunset.

Pigeon Point Light Station and State Historic Park sign, California

Nearby Attractions
Nearby attractions include historic Pescadero, Ano Nuevo State Natural Reserve (Elephant Seal Habitat), Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve (popular with bird-watchers and naturalists), and Half Moon Bay.



Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel, CA

Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel
Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel

Pigeon Point Lighthouse /
Pigeon Point Light Station

Pigeon Point Lighthouse, Pigeon Point Light Station, Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel, California

Pigeon Point Lighthouse, CA



Pigeon Point Lighthouse grounds, CA

Walk out to admire the spectacular rocky coastline and Pacific Ocean at Pigeon Point Lighthouse, California

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Pigeon Point Lighthouse, California

Guided Tours
Half-hour Guided History Walks around the lighthouse grounds are available Friday-Sunday 10am-4pm, weather permitting — no tours on rainy days.


Pigeon Point Lighthouse bluff - overlooks the Pacific Ocean in California

Spectacular Ocean Views
Take a moment and walk out to the edge of the bluff — enjoy spectacular ocean views. Keep a look-out for seals and watch for gray whales on their annual migration between January and April.

Alana and Barry at Pigeon Point Lighthouse admiring the spectacular ocean views, California

Pigeon Point Lighthouse - walk out to the bluff and enjoy spectacular ocean views, California

Heading south from here, along the Pacific Coast Highway (Hwy 1), there are miles of spectacular scenery, with rolling hills, rugged bluffs and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.

Spectacular Pacific Ocean and rocky coast views from Pigeon Point Lighthouse, CA

Spectacular Pacific Ocean and rocky coast views from Pigeon Point Lighthouse, CA

Spectacular Pacific Ocean and rocky coast views from Pigeon Point Lighthouse, CA


Pigeon Point Lighthouse, CA

Pigeon Point Light Station, California

View of Pigeon Point Lighthouse, California

More Info
650-879-2120


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