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Point Pinos Lighthouse

Point Pinos Lighthouse is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the West Coast, leading mariners to the Monterey Peninsula's rocky shores since 1855. Located in Pacific Grove, on the northern tip of the Peninsula, the lighthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Before You Go

  • Hours
    • Open daily sunrise to sunset
  • Prices
    • Free
  • Events
    • Weddings
    • Private events
    • Receptions
  • Activities
    • Lighthouse tours
    • Docent to answer questions
    • Group tours 
    • Sightseeing
    • Phtography

Travel Tips

Does the Lighthouse offer tours?
Yes. Point Pinos Lighthouse offers public tours and costumed docents who answer questions. Group tours may be arranged by calling 831-646-3176 or by emailing
CanI rent the lighthouse for an event?
The Point Pinos Lighthouse grounds can be rented for events, weddings, reunions,  and business gatherings for up to 100 people. Receptions with food and drinks can be held at the adjacent Point Pinos Grill. Event bookings are can be made through the City of Pacific Grove.

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