Fifty miles south of San Francisco, you can relax in a hot tub with panoramic views of the Pacific, then fall asleep gazing up at one of the tallest lighthouses in America.
Perched on a cliff on the central California coast, the 115-foot Pigeon Point Lighthouse has guided mariners since 1872. Our hostel offers comfortable, affordable lodgings in four houses set just beside the lighthouse. Guests enjoy cozy indoor lounges, fully equipped kitchens, cove beaches, tidepools, and an oceanfront boardwalk. Amenities include satellite Internet, free WiFi, and free parking, and we're proud to be a certified green business.
On weekends, free history walks guided by State Parks docents are available on the hostel grounds. HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse is also a popular spot for whale watching, and a convenient base for exploring nearby coastside communities as well as the ancient redwood forests at Butano State Park, the bird sanctuary of Pescadero Marsh, and Año Nuevo State Reserve, breeding site of northern elephant seals.
Reserve your stay at HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse today, and experience the nostalgia, romance, and adventure of our unique coastside destination.
Take a tour of HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse with our general manager, Jeff Parry.