This lighthouse ties with the one in Point Arena for tallest on the West Coast at 115-ft. tall. I kept backing up further and further to get it all in the frame on a very windy day.
It was named for the Carrier Pigeon, which wrecked nearby in 1853 and prompted its construction. There’s a hostel on the park premises, located on Highway 1 in Pescadero.
… at the amazing Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery north of San Simeon
By the time we got to Capitola late Sunday afternoon, the intense heat had finally broken, and the coast was foggy. After a sweltering drive to the coast — the car temperature gauge topped 110 degrees in the East Bay area — the marine layer was welcome indeed. These young surfers were riding whatever swells came their way.