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
- Open Sundays and Mondays from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Start down the trail by 2:30 pm to make the most of your time at the lighthouse. (Due to COVID-19 and in accordance with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local public health authorities, the Point Bonita Lighthouse is closed until further notice)
- Site may be closed due to inclement weather.
- Pets are not permitted on the Point Bonita trail.
- Make sure to bring your own water when visiting, and bring binoculars to catch a glimpse of the sealife that frequents the area, including harbor seals, whales, and porpoises.
- For more information call the Marin Headlands Visitor Center, Fort Barry, Building 948, Sausalito, CA 94965 at 415-331-1540.