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Point Sur Lightstation State Historic Park Professional Review and Guide
"Point Sur is a 361-foot offshore metamorphic rock that is con- nected to the mainland by a sand bar called a tombolo. The El Sur Ranch owns the surrounding land except for the 34-acre volcanic rock. The Point Sur Lightstation atop the basaltic rock was built in 1 889. This docent-led hike follows an old horse and buggy route used in the 1 800s. The trail overlooks massive offshore rocks and crashing surf. The tour climbs the spiral staircase to the lamp tower at the top of the 38-foot stone lightstation, where there are magnificent views of the ocean and mountains from 270 feet above the water. Atop the point are intact sandstone buildings, restored historic barns, and a visitor center."
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes around Monterey & Carmel (Day Hike Books).
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