Point Conception Lighthouse

Point Conception Lighthouse is a lighthouse located in the city of Lompoc in Santa Barbara county in California. The lighthouse is located at Point Conception at the west entrance of the Santa Barbara channel in a unique setting near the Pacific Ocean.

The lighthouse is one of the earliest lighthouses in California and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The protection of the lighthouse is undertaken regularly and the place serves as a unique historical and natural place to visit.

The lighthouse is built high on the sand stone cliffs and offers a vantage view point. It has also been noted as a marvelous location for filming and has been used as location for the film The Monster of Piedras Blancas.

The light station is automated by the United States Coast Guard and the lighthouse serves as an active aid to shipping navigation used by the Coast Guard. The lighthouse can be reached by hiking west along the narrow rugged public beach during times of low tide and offers a quiet beach noted for some great beach exploration and combing.

The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum has been the recipient of the original lens from the lighthouse and exhibits it to the public.

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