The Point San Luis Lighthouse

Make Merry at the Lighthouse

December Tours Features

  • Victorian Holiday Finery
  • Holiday Music
  • Sweet & Savory Holiday Delights
  • Hot Apple Cider

Wednesdays at 12 PM - $30 for Adults, $20 for kids under 12
Saturdays at 12 PM, 1 PM & 2 PM - $35 for Adults, $20 for kids under 12

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Welcome to the Jewel of the Central Coast!

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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.

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The Great Outdoors: Lighting the Way to San Luis Obispo

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.




Ways to visit the lighthouse

Discover what's in the area

  • Hike

    Hike to the lighthouse


    Hike the Pecho Coast Trail
  • Kayak

    Kayak Adventures


    Avila Beach Paddle Sports
  • Keepers

    Board Members
    and Lighthouse Keepers


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  • Benefactors

    Light and warm style with
    lilac-purple shades.


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  • Stay

    Agency style with
    modern colors.


    San Luis Bay Inn
  • Eat

    Sportive style with strong
    blue and red colors.


    Fat Cats Cafe
  • Upcoming

    Epic style with orange
    and brown colors.


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  • Join

    Become a member
    of the Lighthouse Keepers.


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Our tour parking lot is located at the entrance of Wild Cherry Canyon. You cannot drive up to the lighthouse on your own, you must take a trolley tour.

Guest Services

(855) 533-7843

Mailing Address
PO Box 308
Avila Beach, CA 93424

Office Hours
Mon- Fri 6AM - 5PM

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