Monday, October 10, 2011

Twilight tours of Piedras Blancas Lighthouse

The Piedras Blancas Light Station is just north of the Piedras Blancas elephant seal viewpoint. The old lighthouse no longer has its lens, which was removed when the Coast Guard was dismantling the light station. The intention was to shove the lens over the cliff into the ocean, but the Cambria Lions Club stepped up and saved it. The lens is now on display in Cambria. At night, it's lighted and revolves as it did years ago to guide sailors. 

The Piedras Blancas Light Station is initiating a Twilight Tour on December 10, 2011. Tours begin at 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, and 4:30 and last 2 hours. Reservations are required: 805-924-1807. Fee: $15 for adults, $5 for ages 6-17, no fee for age 5 and under.

The Twilight Tour includes historic enactments, guides in period attire, and sunset viewing. Meet at the former Piedras Blancas Motel 15 minutes prior to your tour time. Transportation to and from the light station will be provided.

Call now to reserve a spot on this exciting new tour opportunity at Piedras Blancas Light Station Outstanding Natural Area. 

Regular daytime public tours of the Piedras Blancas Light Station are offered September 1 through June 14 on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 10 a.m. From June 15 through August 31 tours are offered Monday - Saturday at 10 am. There are no tours on federal holidays.

Tours last two hours and include the historic lighthouse, support buildings,
wildlife viewing and spectacular scenery along an easy ½ mile interpretive trail.
Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress warmly. No pets!

The price is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6 -17, no fee for children 5 and under.  Reservations are NOT required for tours of less than 10 people.
For special arrangements, or for groups of 10 or more please call 805-927-7361 or e-mail

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