Lighthouses are a beautiful and fascinating sight to behold. Each one is distinct in their design, and thePoint Hueneme Lighthouse is no exception. It stands tall on the Santa Barbara Channel at the Port of Hueneme and guided ships with a fourth order Fresnel lens until its retirement and preservation in 2013. It is now showcased on the lower level of the lighthouse. Whether you take the time to stop by for a tour or just a stunning photo op, you’ll be glad you didn’t miss out on this striking piece of architecture.
The Point Hueneme Lighthouse was first erected in 1874 and designed in a Swiss-Elizabethan architectural style. The 48-foot white square Art Deco tower that is currently standing is the finished product of a rebuild that took place in 1940 after the original lighthouse was torn down due to neglect. It is still in use today, emitting a flashing light that reaches out 20 nautical miles.
What to Do During Your Visit
If you time your visit just right, a tour of the Point Hueneme Lighthouse in CA may very well be the highlight of your trip. The lighthouse is open to tours and climbers on the third Saturday of every month from 10AM-3PM, and admission is free. There is a pleasant half-mile walk along a beachfront pedestrian promenade that will take you from the street parking directly to the lighthouse gate.
This impressive structure is a must-see as part of Santa Barbara history and scenery. If you’re traveling from Santa Barbara, the Point Hueneme Lighthouse can easily be reached off Highway 101. Paradise Retreats is happy to help you discover many more area attractions to visit during your stay, as well as set you up in a luxury vacation rental. All properties in inventory are well maintained and full of amenities to ensure a comfortable and memorable vacation experience.
By Thomas from USA – Point Hueneme Lighhouse, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6746906