California Points of Interest

Point Reyes Lighthouse Visitor Center

The Point Reyes Lighthouse Visitor Center is a must-visit location for anyone exploring the beauty of California's national parks. Located in Point Reyes National Seashore, this historic lighthouse and its surrounding area offer a unique glimpse into the region's maritime history.

One of the main draws of the Point Reyes Lighthouse Visitor Center is the lighthouse itself. Built in 1870, it is one of the oldest lighthouses on the West Coast and has been guiding ships along the treacherous Point Reyes headlands for over a century. Visitors can tour the lighthouse and learn about its history and the daily life of the lighthouse keepers who once worked there.

In addition to the lighthouse, the visitor center offers stunning views of the rugged coastline. Trails wind through the surrounding hills, offering hikers the opportunity to explore the area's unique ecosystem and see local wildlife such as elephant seals and gray whales. The visitor center also hosts a variety of educational programs, including talks on local history and ecology.

Whether you're interested in history, hiking, or simply taking in breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, the Point Reyes Lighthouse Visitor Center is a must-visit destination. Get driving directions.

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Peter Behr Overlook
Point Reyes Lighthouse Visitor Center
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