The Point Vicente Lighthouse has reopened its grounds to the public for the first time since its close due to the pandemic. The United States Coast Guard which manages the lighthouse, allowed tours to start again on February 11, 2023. The lighthouse tower still remains closed and is currently being used for Coast Guard cliff rescue training. The USCG tours will again be offered on the second Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The small museum which holds Coast Guard artifacts and displays will also be open. Some of the buildings that were constructed at the same time as the Lighthouse and remain standing including the lighthouse keeper’s quarters, a utility building and the foghorn building (that is now the museum), according to Paul Funk, president of the Los Serenos de Point Vicente, a nonprofit that has volunteered for the Point Vicente Interpretive Center since it opening in 1984. Guests can walk the western part of the grounds and the site is handicap accessible, but there is no parking or restroom on site.
Parking is available in an adjacent lot outside the lighthouse fence. Restrooms are available at the nearby Point Vicente Interpretive Center, located at 31501 Palos Verdes Drive West in Rancho Palos Verdes.
To read my last article regarding the Point Vicente Lighthouse grounds click here.
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