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California Coastal National Monument
Gateway Lighthouses

Spanning the entire 1,100 mile length of the California coastline, the California Coastal National Monument is comprised of more than 20,000 BLM administered islands, rocks, exposed reefs, and pinnacles. The Monument includes those public lands that are exposed above mean high tide, within the corridor extending 12 nautical miles from the shoreline between Mexico and Oregon.

For information call (831) 372-6105 or visit their web site.

The following lighthouses serve as Gateways to California Coastal National Monument.

1. Piedras Blancas Light Station: Today the BLM, the Friends of Piedras Blancas Light Station, and California State Parks all work together to manage and preserve this light station.  Contact the BLM Bakersfield Field Office at 661-391-6000 or on the web.

Piedras Blancas Light Station    Piedras Blancas Lighthouse    California Coast from Piedras Blancas Light Station


2. Mendocino Lighthouse used to sit 422 feet above the sea on the headland of Cape Mendocino.  To save it from slipping down the hillside, the lighthouse was moved to  Shelter Cove and restored at Mal Coombs Park.  A docent group manages it for the BLM.  It will serve as the visitor contact station and the CCNM Gateway for the Lost Coast.

Mendocino Lighthouse


The following lighthouse partners also serve as Gateways to California Coastal National Monument.

1. Point Vicente Light Station, Palos Verdes: Contact Point Vicente Interpretive Center: 310-377-5370
    or on the web.

2. Point Fermin Lighthouse in Point Fermin Park, San Pedro:310-241-0684 or on the web.

3. Pigeon Point Light Station in Pigeon Point Light Station State historic Park: Contact the park
    hotline: 650-879-2120 or visit on the web.

4. Point Arena Light Station, Point Arena: Call the Point Arena Lighthosue and Museum 877-725-4448
    or 707-882-2777 or visit on the web.

5. Trinidad Head Lighthouse and Trinidad Head Memorial are located near Trinidad, California.


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Last updated: 10-23-2009