Point Pinos Light

Monterey, California

The oldest active lighthouse on the West Coast is located at the western edge of the town of Pacific Grove, near Monterey. Pinos has shone since 1855, and the building, third-order lens and prisms of the light are all original. It's a beautiful old light, with interesting architecture.

The lighthouse is fenced off and surrounded by a golfcourse. The grounds are open Thursday - Sunday 1-4. Call 408-648-3116 for details.

There are many nearby attractions .... Cannery Row, the Monterey Aquarium, 17 mile drive on Monterey Bay, Carmel ....