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Point Cabrillo Light Station


Point Cabrillo Lighthouse

If you are visiting the Mendocino Coast, Point Cabrillo Light Station is well worth a visit. The first and third weekend of March 2012 they will be hosting a special Whale Festival with some of the best views for whale watching on the coast.

If you have a few days to stay in the area check-out staying at the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse. Price is very reasonable compared to other lodging in Mendocino.

The Point Cabrillo Lighthouse was established in 1909. It is one of the best restored lighthouses on the west coast and is located just north of Mendocino and south of Caspar, Ca.

California State Parks purchased the light station in 2002, unfortunately it is one of the 70 state parks slated to close July 1, 2012.

It is a 1/2 mile walk from parking area to lighthouse with views of wildlife and the ocean.  The Light Station is also close to Mendocino Headlands SP, and Russian Gulch SP.


One Response to “Point Cabrillo Light Station”

  1. Doug Fortier says:

    The St. Bernard Lodge nails it again–on the Mendocino Coast the place to visit is the Point Cabrillo Light Station, including accommodations on site. The history of the lighthouse is fascinating, but even more so is what happened in 1850 to the Baltimore-built clipper brig “Frolic,” en-route to Gold Rush San Francisco from China; it wrecked on a reef just north of today’s lighthouse. Visit the website for the dive records, including a video of what the divers saw, and much, much more.