1.Visit a lighthouse.
There are over 30 lighthouses in California that were built as navigational beacons for sailors.
These beautiful structures help boats and ships navigate around dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoals, reefs, and they provide safe entries to harbors, There are some that will allow visitors during the year.
Some lighthouses are only show pieces. They serve only to add ambiance to an area, restaurant, harbor, etc.
Regardless of the purpose, lighthouses are beautiful and are usually surrounded by scenic ocean views.
If you choose to visit one, here is a list of lighthouses in California and below are some photos we have taken of lighthouses in the Southern California area.
Alcatraz Island Anacapa Island Ano Nuevo
Ballast Point Battery Point (Crescent City) Cape Mendocino
Carquinez Strait East Brother Farallon Island
Fort Point Humboldt Harbor Lightship Relief WLV 605
Lime Point Long Beach Harbor Los Angeles Harbor (Angel’s Gate)
Mile Rocks Oakland Harbor Piedras Blancas
Pigeon Point Point Arena Point Arguello
Point Blunt Point Bonita Point Cabrillo
Point Conception Point Diablo Point Fermin
Point Hueneme Point Knox Point Loma
Point Montara Point Pinos Point Reyes
Point Sur Point Vicente Punta Gorda
Saint George Reef San Luis Obispo Santa Barbara
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Breakwater (Walton) Southampton Shoal
Table Bluff Trinidad Head Trinidad Head Memorial Yerba Buena