Piedras Blancas Light Station provides a glimpse into our nation's past when lighthouses served as a vital role in maritime navigation. Today it is managed as a historic park and wildlife sanctuary.
The light station is part of the federally designated Piedras Blancas Light Station Outstanding Natural Area and the California Coastal National Monument. The tower and some support buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Light station tours are offered every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning year-round. These tours last about 2 hours and include a 1/2 mile of easy walking. Tours start at 9:45 am at the former Piedras Blancas Motel located 1.5 miles north of the light station on Highway 1. Do not wait at the gate to the light station. Visit our website for updated tour dates and special events.