Point Cabrillo Light Station

Point Cabrillo Light Station

45300 Point Cabrillo Dr.
Caspar, California 95420
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Local Phone: (707) 937-6124

The Point Cabrillo Preserve, a California State Historic Park, includes the picturesque lighthouse built in 1909 on a spectacular headland jutting into the Pacific.

Dogs are welcome on preserve trails and in the lighthouse, which is a half-mile walk from the parking lot and visitors center. This is a great location for winter whale spotting. 

For visitors up for an overnight adventure, the head light-keeper's house and surrounding cottages are available as vacation rentals, although just one unit, the West Cottage, is dog-friendly. It can be booked through Mendocino Coast Reservations, VRBO and other agencies. 

Dogs welcome on leash.

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Mendocino Headlands State Park - Photo Credit: @meganevaughan
Mendocino Headlands State Park - Photo Credit: @meganevaughan
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