July 4, 2010

Pigeon Point Light Station

We were spending the weekend on the coast for the 4th of July weekend. On our way from Half Moon Bay to Ano Nuevo we stopped at Pigeon Point Light Station. Pigeon Point is a State Historic Park and is located on Highway 1, about 20 miles south of Half Moon Bay. The lighthouse is 115 feet tall and was first put in to operation in 1872. The lighthouse itself is closed to the public but the grounds are open. There is a small gift shop and the old fog signal building shows a video on the history of the lighthouse.  There are observation points next to and behind the lighthouse that provide excellent views of the coast. Guided history walks are given on the weekends provided it doesn't rain.  The lighthouse keeper's housing is restored and operated as a Hostel. The Hostel has around 59 beds and prices start at $23. On our visit we walked the grounds taking numerous photos of the buildings and the coast. We stopped in the gift shop for a chat with one of the docents, and even bought a souvenir magnet. If you happen to be driving down the coast it is definitely worth while to stop by and check out Pigeon Point.

Keepers Store


Pigeon Point Light Station Website
Pigeon Point Hostel Website