Lighthouses of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA
May 15, 2009


The company that I work for sent me to Microsoft Tech Ed back in May of 2009. Once I found out that I was going, I quickly started researching which lighthouses were the closest to where I was staying, and trying to figure out which ones I would have time to visit. The conference kept me pretty busy all week long, but I was still able to do some sightseeing.

A few of us had gone in on a one day car rental to do some sightseeing. Our first stop was to drive south to the Port of Los Angeles to see the Los Angeles Harbor Lighthouse. Since we were downtown, we followed the I-110 Freeway south to South Gaffey Street. We then cut over Stephen M. White Drive to Cabrillo Beach Park. Since this was our first stop, and we had wanted to see a bunch of stuff, I passed up the opportunity to walk all the way out to the lighthouse, and took some distance shots from the base of the pier.

After leaving Cabrillo Beach Park, the next lighthouse was close. We followed Stephen M. White Drive back out to South Pacific Ave. We then followed South Pacific Ave south to Shepard Street which led us to the Point Fermin Lighthouse. This lighthouse is part of the park, so there is easy access to all sides of the lighthouse. After snapping a bunch of pictures, we were off to the next lighthouse.

From here, we headed north on South Gaffey Street to West 25th Street. We then headed west on West 25th Street, which turns into Palos Verde Drive. We followed this road for several miles to Point Vicente County Park. This is where the Point Vicente Lighthouse is located. Although the lighthouse grounds are closed to the public, you can still get good views and photos from the park.

From here, we continued heading north towards Venice Beach and Sunset Blvd in Hollywood to do the tourist stuff for the rest of the day.

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