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Discover the Coast

The Piedras Blancas lighthouse stands in the distance near a large which rock.  The Pacific Ocean in the foreground has rolling waves coming up on the beach.
The Piedras Blancas Light Station is located on a rugged windswept point along California's scenic Highway 1.  (Photo by Bob Wick/BLM)

Discover the Coast @ Piedras Blancas

Built in 1875 as a safety aid to mariners, the light station once cast a flashing, oil-flame light 25 miles out to sea, warning ship captains to steer clear of the white rocks.

Today, the light station, its first order lens and light structure long ago removed, casts a beacon to travelers on scenic California Highway 1 and continues to provide a navigational aid to ship traffic.  

The Piedras Blancas Light Station is a perfect gateway to Discover the Coast .

A respite from the modern world, complete with historic architecture and abundant natural life, awaits visitors to the California Coast at the Piedras Blancas Light Station.


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 Inside My Public Lands

The sun sets over the pacific ocean with rocks and islands jutting out of the water.  Text:  Surf's Up.

Spectacular scenery sings the siren's song to summer travelers along 1,100 miles of the awe-inspiring California Coast.  Read the full story from BLM's new Magazine - My Public Lands.


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BLM manages 15.2 million acres of public lands in California - nearly 15% of the state's land area - and 1.6 million acres in northwestern Nevada.  BLM California also administers 47 million acres of subsurface mineral estate underlying federal surface land, 2.5 million acres underlying privately owned land, and 592,000 acres of Native American tribal land where BLM has trust responsibility for mineral operations. The BLM's multiple-use and sustained yield mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.  The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.