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The Point San Luis Lighthouse is a hidden gem on the Central Coast, located on the north side of Port San Luis Harbor near Avila Beach. The 30-acre nature preserve can be reached by a docent-led hike of the Pecho Coast Trail, a classic trolley ride, or by kayak.

Trolley in front of Point San Luis Lighthouse near Avila Beach, California


Visitors can enjoy a docent-led tour (approximately 2 hours) via a Trolley ride to and from the Lighthouse. Tours are $20 for adults, $15 for kids 3-12 and free for kids under 3. The days and times of the tours are as follows:

  • Wednesdays, 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Saturdays, 12 pm, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Reservations for docent-led hikes can be made here.

Hiking Tours

If you are looking for more of an outdoor adventure, try a guided hike along the Pecho Coast Trail on Wednesday or Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. Reservations for the guided hike can be made online.


The Point San Luis Lighthouse is also available to rent for wedding ceremonies boasting the beautiful California coastline as a backdrop for relaxed beach ceremony followed by the choice of an indoor or outdoor reception.

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