Photo courtesy of Tom Molanphy
Photo courtesy of Tom Molanphy

Point Bonita Lighthouse

Type: Adventure, Day Trips, Free Attractions, Outdoor Activities - Summer, Parks

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Newly restored Point Bonita Lighthouse hangs right over the Pacific. Offering thrilling views and a fascinating history, this lighthouse is a quick but steep drive from the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge. The steepness doesn't end once you leave the car, though; visitors should be ready for a steep, rugged half-mile walk through a tunnel and over a walking bridge to reach the lighthouse itself. For those brave enough to venture out to the edge of the continent, the reward will be a spectacular, unbroken view of the entire expanse of the Pacific Ocean and miles and miles of California coast.


Fort Barry, Building 948
Sausalito, CA 94965

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Expert Tips by Tom Molanphy

San Francisco Local Expert

Free Things to Do, Sightseeing: "Visitors can only access the lighthouse on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 12:30-3:30."

Best for Free Things to Do Because: How many cities can offer a visit to historic lighthouse overlooking the Pacific - for free?

Best for Sightseeing Because: Point Bonita is newly restored and offers grand views of the Pacific Ocean.

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