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Point Montara Lighthouse
Highway 1, California, USA

 { Nikon D80 } – { 15 mm } – { f/8 } – { 1/250s exposure } – { ISO 100 }

A Brief History of Point Montara Lighthouse

The Point Montara lighthouse is perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean just 25 miles south of San Francisco and is home to the Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel.

Originally established in 1875 as a fog signal station after several ships ran ashore in the late 1860s, this historic lighthouse is still an operating aid-to-navigation maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard.

The hostel has been in operation since 1980 through a partnership with California State Parks.

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The Point Montara Lighthouse at sunset
The Point Montara Lighthouse at sunset

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  • http://www.beachedeskimo.com Claire

    Onto the lighthouse list it goes…

    • Greg Goodman

      Are you gonna be out in these parts any time soon?