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!
Meet Point Bonita docents along the lighthouse trail. This hidden, historic setting offers breathtaking views and many stories of what life was like living at the head of such perilous waters. The half-mile trail is steep in places. For more information visit the Point Bonita Lighthouse website.
Tips and Highlights
Make sure to bring your own water when visiting
Remember to stop by Battery Wallace, one of the parklands’ most scenic picnic spots.
Open Sundays and Mondays from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm.
Site may be closed due to inclement weather.
For more information call the Marin Headlands Visitor Center, Fort Barry, Building 948, Sausalito, CA 94965 at 415-331-1540.