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Piedras Blancas Lightstation

December 1, 2016

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Go back in time to the lonely and blustery life of the lighthouse keeper with a visit to the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse. First lit in 875, to guide ships along the Central Coast of California, the 100-foot-high lighthouse operated for 100 years. In 1975, the tower was automated and the station went unmanned. In the fall of 2001, the Bureau of Land Management began restoring the light station and grounds.

Piedras Blancas Light Station has been congressionally designated an Outstanding Natural Area and may soon be designated a National Monument!!

Teeming with wildlife, the surrounding area is home to elephant seals, otters, peregrine falcons, harbor seals and California sea lions; and if you go during whale season you might spot a mother and calf as they make their way north.

Tours of the light station are offered Monday through Saturday, except federal holidays. Check the website for current tour schedule or call Piedras Blancas Light Station Association
(805) 927-7361.

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