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Piedras Blancas Light Station is located 6 miles north of Hearst Castle near San Simeon California. Tours of the Piedras Blancas Light Station begin at the former Piedras Blancas Motel, located 1.5 miles north of the lighthouse.

From the North and Central Valley:

Take 101 to Highway 46 west. Take Highway 1 north about 19 miles.

From Southern California:

Take Highway 101 north to San Luis Obispo. Exit at Highway 1 and continue north 48 miles.

Note:  Hwy 101 is closed approximately 5 miles north of Piedras Blancas Light Station. 


Piedras Blancas Light House: 35.66563, -121.28435

Piedras Blancas Motel: 35.68825, -121.28809


The health and safety of our visitors and staff remains the number one priority of the Bureau of Land Management. In accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and with the Governor’s shelter in place order, the BLM will temporarily suspend tours to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

Quick Facts

Congressional Designation
Created:  May 8, 2008
Size:  476 acres of public land

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Piedras Blancas Light Station

Contact Us

Piedras Blancas Light Station 
Phone: 805-927-7361

Bureau of Land Management 
Bakersfield Field Office 

3801 Pegasus Drive 
Bakersfield, CA 93308 
Phone: 661-391-6000