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Piedras Blancas Light Station

Outstanding Natural Area


Cultural History

Before the establishment of a light station at Point Piedras Blancas, mariners depended on navigational charts and natural landmarks to guide them. The large white offshore rocks in the Piedras Blancas area would have been a visual aid to navigators. The name, Piedras Blancas, means “white rocks” in Spanish.

Lighthouses were built as aids to maritime navigation. Imagine it is a dark night in 1880 and you are standing on the deck of a ship. Suddenly you see a light from shore with a white flash every 15 seconds, which was the light characteristic of the Piedras Blancas lighthouse. Assured  of your location you proceed with confidence.

Light Station History

 


Piedras Blancas Light Station
Outstanding Natural Area

 

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Bureau of Land Management
Bakersfield Field Office
Piedras Blancas Light Station
15950 Cabrillo Hwy
P.O. Box 129
San Simeon, CA 93452-0129
Tours: (805) 927-7361 
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Bureau of Land Management
Bakersfield Field Office
3801 Pegasus Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93308
Phone: (661) 391-6000
Fax: (661) 391-6041
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m., M-F
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