360° VR Panoramas of Marin and the North Bay Counties
The Point Reyes Lighthouse
Point Reyes National Seashore, California

A visit to Point Reyes Lighthouse is an unforgettable experience. Three hundred concrete steps down the spine of the ridge, usually right into the teeth of a howling wind. The squat, strong, cast-iron lighthouse is perched 300 feet above the ocean, cliffs on three sides. Sea birds wheel by, you can often hear sea lions and even elephant seals somewhere below.

North America is all behind you, the Pacific begins here and runs a third of the way around the globe ahead of you.

Check for open hours and bring a wind-proof jacket, you will love it.


Click on a thumbnail image to open an interactive 360° panorama in a new window.
Staff housing and a new leach field at the Point Reyes Lighthouse

Staff housing and a new leach field at the Point Reyes Lighthouse

Staff housing and a new leach field at the Point Reyes Lighthouse

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Date photographed: December 4, 2006
See location in Google Maps

Rainwater catchment basin and cistern at Point Reyes Lighthouse

Rainwater catchment basin and cistern at Point Reyes Lighthouse

Rainwater catchment basin and cistern at Point Reyes Lighthouse

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Date photographed: December 4, 2006
See location in Google Maps

At the top of the stairway down to the lighthouse

At the top of the stairway down to the lighthouse

At the top of the stairway down to the lighthouse

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Date photographed: December 4, 2006
See location in Google Maps

Over three hundred steps lead down to the lighthouse

Over three hundred steps lead down to the lighthouse

Over three hundred steps lead down to the lighthouse

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Date photographed: December 4, 2006
See location in Google Maps

A rest platform part way down the lighthouse stairs

A rest platform part way down the lighthouse stairs

A rest platform part way down the lighthouse stairs

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Date photographed: December 4, 2006
See location in Google Maps

A small museum next to the lighthouse

A small museum next to the lighthouse

A small museum next to the lighthouse

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Date photographed: December 4, 2006
See location in Google Maps

Point Reyes Lighthouse, and the automatic beacon that replaces it

Point Reyes Lighthouse, and the automatic beacon that replaces it

Point Reyes Lighthouse, and the automatic beacon that replaces it

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Date photographed: December 4, 2006
See location in Google Maps

Point Reyes Lighthouse, 300 feet above the ocean

Point Reyes Lighthouse, 300 feet above the ocean

Point Reyes Lighthouse, 300 feet above the ocean

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Date photographed: December 4, 2006
See location in Google Maps

On the lower cat-walk around the lighthouse tower

On the lower cat-walk around the lighthouse tower

On the lower cat-walk around the lighthouse tower

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Date photographed: December 4, 2006
See location in Google Maps

Previous locality: Point Reyes Beach Next locality: Point Reyes Hdlnd