Built in the 1870s, the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse tower is still in operation today, having undergone major restoration in early 2012 to help bring it back to its original glory.
Light Station Tours
Guided tours of the Piedras Blancas Light Station are open to the public and offered all year long, lasting approximately two hours. Tours must be booked in advanced, through the Bureau of Land Management.
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Directions from Hearst Castle
Piedras Blancas Lighthouse is located approximately six miles north of Hearst Castle, just off California Highway 1 in San Simeon, CA. Tours depart from the former Piedras Blancas Motel, which is 1.5 miles north of the Lighthouse, and about 7.5 miles from Hearst Castle.