The Point San Luis Lighthouse


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May - October Trolley Tours Schedule
Wednesdays at 12 PM, 1 PM & 2 PM
Saturdays at 12 PM, 1 PM & 2 PM


With the departure of long time Executive Director, Kristi Balzer, to new adventures in the Pacific Northwest, The Point San Luis Lighthouse Keepers are seeking an enthusiastic and creative individual to become their new Executive Director. If you love history, San Luis Obispo County, and being a part of a dynamic and dedicated team then this may be the perfect place for you. Click below for job description and application details.

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Take a classic trolley back in time to the historic Point San Luis Lighthouse Park in Avila Beach, CA.

The Point San Luis Lighthouse Keepers welcome you to join our docent-led interpretive tour to experience a rich history on the grounds, in the beautifully restored Lighthouse, the Hornhouse, and other structures. We will give you a glimpse into the lives of Lighthouse Keepers and their families while helping keep our jewel of the Central Coast preserved and protected. The historic Light Station Park, built in 1890, enjoys dramatic vistas stretching from Avila to Vandenberg.



Ways to visit the lighthouse

Discover what's in the area

  • Hike

    Hike to the lighthouse


    Hike the Pecho Coast Trail
  • Kayak

    Kayak Adventures


    Avila Beach Paddle Sports
  • Keepers

    Board Members
    and Lighthouse Keepers


    Trekking Image
  • Buy a Bench

    A memorial bench


  • Stay

    Agency style with
    modern colors.


    San Luis Bay Inn
  • Eat

    Sportive style with strong
    blue and red colors.


    Fat Cats Cafe
  • Upcoming

    Epic style with orange
    and brown colors.


    Volcano Image
  • Join

    Become a member
    of the Lighthouse Keepers.


    Forest Image


Our tour parking lot is located at the entrance of Wild Cherry Canyon. You cannot drive up to the lighthouse on your own, you must take a trolley tour.

Guest Services

(855) 533-7843

Mailing Address
PO Box 308
Avila Beach, CA 93424

Office Hours
Mon- Fri 6AM - 5PM

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