Point Cabrillo Light Station

Lighthouse, State / Provincial Park
13800 Point Cabrillo Drive
Mendocino, CA 95460
(707) 937-6123


  • Nice walk. Beautiful ocean view.
  • Open 365 days/yr, 1 of the most complete US lightstations, a half mile walk to the lighthouse. Three Lightkeepers houses, East House a period museum, stay in other 2 (+ 2 cottages,) pointcabrillo.org.
  • Take the trail to the light station over walking down the driveway. It's a beautiful walk offering views of the actual spot of the shipwreck Frolic, the cliffs & sealife, and of course the lighthouse.
  • It's a light station. They're always magical.
  • If it looks to be a slow day, go ahead and drive down most of the way yo snag one of maybe 5 parking spaces. The walk down the paved path is nothing special.
  • Incredible views of the coast though you can't regularly visit the light tower. There is a house museum and fish tank on the path. Lovely historical displays. Look for the Baltimore mentions.
  • Nice 5 mile walk down to light house
  • Cute little old lighthouse and Victorian buildings. Cool place to explore and worth the hot walk from the parking lot.

Nearby places

Glass Beach Drive (at Elm Street)
444 N Main St (at E Pine St)
Pt Cabrillo Dr (off Hwy 1)