Peninsula Living: A hike to Point Bonita Lighthouse

Peninsula Living: A hike to Point Bonita Lighthouse, Marin County, California

Last Sunday I cleared the calendar so my husband and I could take a needed day of R&R and enjoy the gorgeous spring weather.

A 45-minute drive took us from San Mateo County, through San Francisco, and across the Golden Gate Bridge into Marin County. We parked and began our hiking day heading up into the Marin Headlands, along a ridge, and down to Rodeo Valley and out to Point Bonita Lighthouse.

Because of the remote, somewhat hazardous location, the lighthouse is open for tours only a few short hours on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, and then only when winds are light. To reach the lighthouse, one walks through a tunnel blasted into the rock, then across a rickety bridge where only two people are allowed at a time.

We had a fine day of hiking in a gorgeous area and returned home energized and refreshed.  Enjoy the snapshots!

Coastal Trail, Marin County, California

Along the ridge, Marin Headlands, California

Point Bonita Lighthouse, Marin County, CA

Access Bridge to Point Bonita Lighthouse

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

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CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

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Comment balloon 11 commentsLottie Kendall • March 17 2010 10:47AM

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Fabulous photos, Lottie. I might have a bit of trouble on that bridge, tho.... LOL

Debi

Posted by Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours ( Real Estate Showcase Photography) almost 9 years ago

Hi Debi -- Gene was fine on the bridge, even though it trembled a bit under foot, and he doesn't like heights. The whole days was such fun nothing much could have bothered us! Glad you enjoyed the photos.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 9 years ago

Lottie - what a beautiful hike, and the lighthouse is awesome. Thanks for sharing these photos!

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate (Compass) almost 9 years ago

Hi Sharon, thanks for taking a virtual hike with me! Glad you enjoyed the pictures.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 9 years ago

Lottie, great photos!  Very beautiful area.  I don't know about the bridge!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) almost 9 years ago

Lottie, that lighthouse really is perched at the edge of the cliff.  I recently visited the lighthouse at Jupiter, FL and climbed 100+ steps to get to the top.  Yours seems like a much shorter climb.

Posted by Marlene Hoffman - Naples Beach Condos (Downing-Frye Realty, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Good morning, Darcy and Tony -- glad you enjoyed the photos. Thanks for stopping by!

Hi Marlene -- What a climb you had! Most lighthouses are elevated, but here with our coastal bluffs, several are set lower and closer to the water's edge--helps get the light out, below the fog.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 9 years ago

Lottie - I can certainly see why wind is a factor on using the bridge . Suspension bridges are rather interesting to walk on as they bounce with every step you take.

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) almost 9 years ago

Hi Kathy -- you're certainly right about the bridge bouncing, even with only two of us on it at a time. Pretty exciting and fun.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 9 years ago

Lottie, your photo's of the Point Bonita Lighthouse and hike there are gorgeous. I'll be it felt great to clear the books and take a well deserved break. If we don't take care of ourselves, no one else will. One day is all many of need to get refreshed.

Posted by Peggy James, Woodbridge Virginia Area Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates) almost 9 years ago

Hi Peggy, thanks for stopping by. You're absolutely right, as Stephen Covey puts it, we must 'sharpen the saw.' Hiking does that for me.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 9 years ago

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