Hearst Castle tours and the Visitor Center is currently closed. When we reopen, advanced reservations will be required to visit Hearst Castle and/or the Visitor Center

Piedras Blancas Lighthouse

Built in the 1870s, the is still in operation today, having undergone  beginning in 2010 to help bring it back to its original glory. This work continues today.

Light Station Tours and Special Events

of the Piedras Blancas Light Station and are open to the public and are offered throughout the year.

Directions from Hearst Castle

Piedras Blancas Light Station is located approximately six miles north of Hearst Castle, just off California Highway 1 in San Simeon, CA. Tours depart from the former Piedras Blancas Motel, which is 1.5 miles north of the Lighthouse, and about 7.5 miles from Hearst Castle.