Take a classic trolley back in time to the historic Point San Luis Lighthouse Park in Avila Beach, CA.
The Point San Luis Lighthouse Keepers welcome you to join our docent-led interpretive tour to experience a rich history on the grounds, in the beautifully restored Lighthouse, the Hornhouse, and other structures. We will give you a glimpse into the lives of Lighthouse Keepers and their families while helping keep our jewel of the Central Coast preserved and protected. The historic Light Station Park, built in 1890, enjoys dramatic vistas stretching from Avila to Vandenberg.
Lighting the way to some outdoor discovery a few hours from home is the Point San Luis Lighthouse. Resting along the northern shores of Avila Beach, this little known lighthouse is a jewel within San Luis Obispo County.
The light was officially lit for the first time in 1890 and is now restored back to this time period. Closed down by the Coast Guard in 1974; it was not until 1995 that the non-profit corporation Point San Luis Lighthouse Keepers took responsibility for the lighthouse and began restoring it.Read more...