Point Bonita Lighthouse

Welcome to the Point Bonita Lighthouse!

A secret jewel of the Bay Area, the Point Bonita Lighthouse, built in 1855, was the third lighthouse built on the West Coast and helped shepherd ships through the treacherous Golden Gate straits. Today, the lighthouse is still active and is maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard. Discover Point Bonita's wild landscape, geology and fascinating history by hiking the partially steep half mile trail to the Point Bonita Lighthouse!

Tips and Highlights

  • Make sure to bring your own water when visiting
  • Remember to stop by Battery Wallace, one of the parklands' most scenic picnic spots.
  • Open Sundays and Mondays from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm.
  • Site may be closed due to inclement weather.
  • For more information call the Marin Headlands Visitor Center, Fort Barry, Building 948, Sausalito, CA 94965 at 415-331-1540.

Last updated: October 4, 2018

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Mailing Address:

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Building 201, Fort Mason

San Francisco, CA 94123-0022


(415) 561-4700

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