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! Make sure to bring your own water when visiting and 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 at 415-331-1540.
Point Bonita Lighthouse
Welcome to Point Bonita!
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Marin Headlands Visitor Center
Last updated: May 24, 2018