Explore the Pidgeon Point Lighthouse

San Francisco Pigeon Point Light Station SHP

Added by Gordon Li

  • Convenient, located just 50 miles south of San Francisco
  • Easy parking
  • Scenic with breathtaking ocean views

Pidgeon Point Lighthouse is conveniently located just 50 miles south of San Francisco. Constructed in 1872 and standing at 115 feet, it is among the tallest lighthouse in America.

Part of the state park system, it is surprisingly secluded. Numerous parking space were available in the lot with handicap access. Adjacent to the lighthouse is a hostel. Opens 8am - sunset.

Continue towards the path past the lighthouse is a bridge that crosses a watery ravine that leads you to a outlook point overlooking the Pacific. A man-made platform (stronger than it looks) protrudes out from the cliff over the ravine. There were also a couple picnics available nearby.

Pack List

  • Camera - the lighthouse is extremely photogenic
  • Jacket and layers - strong winds and fog makes it feel colder than the weather forecast
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Chillin, Photography

Skill Level:



Year Round



Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area

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How to Get There

5 months ago

Try To Book A Night At The Hostel

Such a beautiful lighthouse! I definitely recommend staying a night at the hostel. Get there early to put your name on the list for the hot tub that sits overlooking the ocean! (It's only for guests who are staying the night!) The rocky cliffs are such a beautiful sight to wake up to, and you can spend the next day exploring the town of Pescadero.

5 months ago

6 months ago

Great Little Spot

Nice spot for catching the sunset-- going to have to return during the right time of year for some milk way photographs!

6 months ago

9 months ago

Very Photogenic

This light house is so photogenic! Took a couple here for their engagement photos and they're some of the best I've taken. Definitely try and book a night here at the hostel too!

9 months ago

Added by Gordon Li

Exploring the world, one hike at a time.
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