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Point Piños
Pacific Grove, California

Point Piños, pine point in Spanish, is the northwest tip of the Monterey Peninsula, with an historic lighthouse, a municipal golf course, and a spectacular rocky shore.

The Point Pinos Lighthouse is the oldest continuously-operating light on the west coast, since 1855. It is a modest keepers cottage with a lighthouse tower on top. Unlike many of the remote stations along the coast it was close to town and some of the keepers led busy social lives.

Point Piños Lighthouse
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Point Piños Lighthouse in Pacific Grove

Point Piños Lighthouse in Pacific Grove

Historic Point Piños, built in 1855, is the oldest light on the Pacific Coast.

Pacific Grove, California

Date photographed: May 19, 2012
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Bedroom at the Point Piños Lighthouse

Bedroom at the Point Piños Lighthouse

The lightouse keeper and his family lived in several cramped but scenic rooms in the actual lighthouse building.

Pacific Grove, California

Date photographed: May 19, 2012
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Coast Guard Room at the Point Piños Lighthouse

Coast Guard Room at the Point Piños Lighthouse

The Coast Guard Room at Point Piños light illustrates life for the men who manned it during wartime.

Pacific Grove, California

Date photographed: May 19, 2012
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Pacific Grove, California

Date photographed: April 3, 2013
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Pacific Grove, California

Date photographed: April 3, 2013
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Pacific Grove, California

Date photographed: April 3, 2013
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Partial Eclipse at Point Piños

Partial Eclipse at Point Piños

During a partial eclipse of the sun at Point Piños. This shoreline path stretches from Cannery Row to Spanish Bay, the entire waterfront of Pacific Grove.

Pacific Grove, California

Date photographed: May 20, 2012
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Surf on the rocky shore near Point Piños

Surf on the rocky shore near Point Piños

Surf on the rocky shore near Point Piños

Pacific Grove, California

Date photographed: April 28, 2000
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