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The lighthouse that occupies Lighthouse Point was erected on Point Santa Cruz in 1869. 1941. This original lighthouse was torn down. However, a lighthouse once again stands at the point.

The lighthouse is the location of "Steamer Lane," Santa Cruz County's most famous surf spot. The lighthouse is a memorial to Mark Abbott, a surfer who drowned nearby in 1965. The lighthouse contains a surfing museum.

The lighthouse and museum is open Wednesday through Monday from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Location: 700 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz California 95060 Telephone 831-429-3035 Toll Free: 831-429-3429

Other History nearby:
(Boulder Creek) Boulder Creek Historical Society
(Davenport) Davenport Jail Museum
(Santa Clara) de Saisset Museum
(Gilroy) Gilroy Historical District Walking Tour
(Santa Clara) Harris-Lass Historic Musuem
(Palo Alto) Hewlett-Packard Garage


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