Point Pinos Lighthouse, Monterey
Drive up to Pacific Grove and visit Point Pinos, the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the West Coast. The light has been in operation since February 1, 1855, and acts as a guide and warning to ships off the rocky coast.
The lighthouse is a bit off the main road, drive down a small road and park. From there you can walk around the lighthouse and see the views of the ocean from there. Tours are offered but reservations are suggested.
We were amused to see a sign warning us of the local mountain lion danger…and what to do if attacked.
This is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the west coast. It was built in 1855 and still marks the way into Monterey Bay today.