Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Pescadero, California - 1872 (1871**)

Photo of the Pigeon Point Lighthouse.

History of the Pigeon Point Lighthouse

This light got its name from a ship that ran aground near the station...the ship's name: Carrier Pigeon. This lighthouse is approximately 160 feet tall, making it one of the tallest on the Pacific Coastline. It sits about 50 miles south of San Francisco on California Route 1. The lighthouse sits on the grounds of a hostel.

Directions: The lighthouse sits on Pigeon Point Road, just off Highway 1 about 25 miles north of Santa Cruz, California.

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Tower Information
Tower Height: 115.00'
Focal Plane: 148'
Active Aid to Navigation: Yes
*Latitude: 37.18175 N
*Longitude: -122.39395 W
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* Please note that all GPS coordinates are approximated and are meant to put you in the vicinity of the lighthouse, not for navigation purposes.

** This year denotes a station date. This is the year that a lighthouse was first reported in the vicinity or at that location.

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