Located south of San Francisco, the West Coast's oldest standing lighthouse, Point Pinos, marks the entrance of Monterey Bay. The first keeper of the lighthouse was Charles Layton at a yearly salary of $1,000. He was killed several months after taking the job, so his wife took over duties tending to the lighthouse and was appointed keeper.
Directions: Exit off of Highway 1 at Route 68 (Holman Ave). Follow this for about 3 miles. After Platt Park, the road will change names to Forest Ave. Follow Forest Ave several blocks to Lighthouse Ave. Make a left onto Lighthouse Ave, and follow that for a little over a mile to Asilomar Ave. Make a right onto Asilomar Ave. The lighthouse will be up several blocks on your left.View more Point Pinos Lighthouse pictures