Point Pinos Lighthouse is the oldest continuous operating lighthouse on the California Coast. 'Pinos' means pines, as in tree and there are a lot of them down to the coast here in the Pacific Grove and Monterey area down south along Highway 1. It is no longer a residence as the light is now automated. It is now part of the Pacific Grove Museum. Image is viewed from the West, 'ocean side'.

The grounds are nice to walk around. Ocean view to the North & West, golf courses and pine groves to the Southeast, and the town Pacific Grove to the East.

The comprehensive lighthouse museum and the grounds close at around 4:30 PM. The main room with attendant is located just inside the entry. Lighthouses workings are diplayed in the basement.

The living room is off limits. Though it can still be viewed at each end.

Early 20th century romanticism.

Location :
On Asilomar at Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove, California
Region : Central Coast
Nearest Cities :
Pacific Grove, Monterey, Carmel, Salinas, Moss Landing, Big Sur
Interests :
Working Light Station, Museum, Walking Grounds, Nearby Golf Courses.
Official Website :
Pacific Grove Museum - Lighthouse
Related Websites :

Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Cannery Row

Comments :
The Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row is a must visit.
Copyright 2003 Ed Litfin