Point Sur State Historic Park, Big Sur

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Lighthouse · Hidden Gem · State Park
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Point Sur State Historic Park is a California State Park on the Big Sur coastline of Monterey County, California, United States, 19 miles (31 km) south of Rio Road in Carmel. The 1889 Point Sur Lighthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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  • Well worth the time. Very good tour guides who were knowledgable and funny! They are only open for tours 1-2 times per week and only allow 40 people in per tour. Get there early. There was a line! 
    Well worth the time. Very good tour guides who were knowledgable and funny! They are only open for tours 1-2 times per week and only allow 40 people in per tour. Get there early. There was a line!  more »
  • This is an amazing park and we only did a little bit of it. We walked the Southshore section and then out to Bird Island. Really fun. There were seals with pups on the beaches below us, sea lions and....  more
    This is an amazing park and we only did a little bit of it. We walked the Southshore section and then out to Bird Island. Really fun. There were seals with pups on the beaches below us, sea lions and....  more »
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  • It's a unique experience along the coast highway. We were there on Wednesday morning, queued on 9:45, the park ranger closed the gate as soon as no more car waiting , so you don't wanna have the traffic jam. It's the guided tour by two volunteers. They divided us into two groups of around 13 of each. Slowly walking towards the top with experienced stories shared with us. They will charge $12 per person after the tour, which I think it's lowest price for a nice guided tour. You also have the chance to buy some souvenir on the top. They will escort everyone out together after 2 and half hour tour.
  • Going back for Halloween if you guys are open. The buildings are awesome and the restoration efforts are much appreciated.

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