You Will Love Point Pinos Lighthouse: How to See It?

October 15, 2017
Category: Monterey Tourism

If you are planning a trip down the Pacific Coast Highway south of Monterey, be sure to pay a visit to Point Pinos Lighthouse, which is located in Pacific Grove. Pt. Pinos Lighthouse is rated one of the prettiest lighthouses in the state. It is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse in the state and offers incredible views with its stunning surroundings. This tourist attraction is located just a short distance from Monterey Bay Aquarium.

You can tour inside the Victorian style lighthouse between Monday and Friday between 1 PM and 4 PM. Point Pinos Lighthouse was built in 1855 when its lamps were lit up with whale oil. But later in 1919, the system was converted to electricity. Pt. Pinos was added to the National Historic Registry in 1977. A fun fact: the lens for the lighthouse is original.

Explore Point Pinos Lighthouse:

There are many interesting facts to explore about Point Pinos Lighthouse. You can purchase tickets for the tour online; the charge is $4 for adults and only $2 for children that are between 6 to 12 years of age. However, kids below 6 years can visit for free. Pets are not allowed. Visit the official website for research before you visit.

During your visit to Point Pinos Lighthouse, you can also explore many other popular tourist destinations in the area. Don’t forget to spend time at Point Pinos Beaches especially to catch a beautiful view of the sunset. Golf lovers will find that Pt. Pinos is surrounded by some of the world’s top golf courses such as Pebble Beach and Spyglass. You can drive towards Asilomar State Beach in Pacific Grove and enjoy time with family skipping across the rocky points and small coves. There are many attractive and easy to access trails in the surrounding area where you can enjoy long walks. Perkins Park is located between Esplanade Park and Lover’s Point Park and is awesome all seasons of the year. There is lots of parking space around along with restrooms and in a close vicinity to this site you can enjoy delicious food at many top Pacific Grove restaurants.

The Lover’s Point Park Beach is gaining huge popularity among visitors to Monterey. It is an ideal choice for enjoying views of The Bay, for cold wave swimming, or having a picnic with the family. One can run, walk and enjoy the bike along the coastal trails. The site also offers romantic settings for couples, hence the name ‘Lover’s Point’.

Stay at StarGazer Inn and Suites:

StarGazer Inn and Suites, located on Munras Avenue, is a perfect hotel to stay when visiting Monterey and the Pacific Grove region. StarGazer offers comfortable Monterey accommodations at affordable rates. You can visit popular tourist attractions within walking distance from this Monterey hotel. We recommend that you visit our hotel’s website to book your Monterey stay at our lowest rates: