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Point San Luis Light Station, Avila Beach

Point San Luis provides limited shelter for the community of Avila Beach and the southwestern shore of San Luis Bay, California.

Mary Island Light, Revillagigedo Channel

Mary Island is located between Felice Strait and Revillagigedo Channel, about 25 miles (40 km) north of the Canadian border and 25 miles (40 km) southeast of Ketchikan, Alaska.

Point Pinos Light, Pacific Grove

The Point Pinos Light in Pacific Grove, California is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the West Coast of the United States. 

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Point Vicente Light, Palos Verdes Peninsula

Point Vicente Light, Palos Verdes Peninsula

Point Vicente is on the Palos Verdes Peninsula between Long Point to the southeast and Resort Point to the northwest, about 20 miles (32 km) south-southeast of Santa Monica and 12.5 miles (20 km) west of Long Beach, California. 

Ballast Point, San Diego Bay

Ballast Point, San Diego Bay

Ballast Point is a peninsula that extends northwest for 0.44 miles (0.7 km) from the Point Loma Peninsula at the mouth of San Diego Bay, about 11 miles (18 km) south of La Jolla and 4 miles (6 km) southwest of downtown San Diego, California.

Point Loma Light, San Diego

Point Loma Light, San Diego

New Point Loma Light is a lighthouse station at the southern tip of Point Loma, a peninsula with a prominent headland that forms the western shore of San Diego Bay, about 12 miles (19 km) south of La Jolla and 5.6 miles (9 km) southwest of downtown San Diego, California.

Battery Point Light, Crescent City

Battery Point Light, Crescent City

Battery Point is a point of land forming the western shore of a crescent-shaped bight, and the harbor for Crescent City, about 22 miles (35 km) south-southeast of Brookings and 66 miles (106 km) north of Eureka, California.

Yaquina Head, Agate Beach

Yaquina Head, Agate Beach

Yaquina Head is a prominent basalt headland, adjacent to the community of Agate Beach, rising over 100 feet (30 m) in elevation and extending 0.75 miles (1.2 km) into the Pacific Ocean, about 9 miles (15 km) south of Depoe Bay and 3 miles (5 km) north-northwest of Newport, Oregon.

East Point Light, Saturna Island

East Point Light, Saturna Island

East Point is the end of a long peninsula at the easternmost tip of Saturna Island in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, about 35 miles (56 km) south of Vancouver and 18 miles (29 km) northeast of Sidney, British Columbia.

Point Conception, Gaviota Coast

Point Conception, Gaviota Coast

Point Conception is located on the Gaviota Coast, at the western end of the Santa Barbara Channel, about 45 miles (72 km) west of Santa Barbara and 13 miles (21 km) south of Lompoc, California.

Portlock Point Light, Prevost Island

Portlock Point Light, Prevost Island

Portlock Point is part of a larger peninsula that forms the eastern extremity of Prevost Island and is part of the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, about 33 miles (53 km) south-southwest of Vancouver and 13 miles (21 km) north-northeast of Sydney, British Columbia.

Point Arena Light, Mendocino Coast

Point Arena Light, Mendocino Coast

Point Arena is a narrow headland about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) long with a historical lighthouse that marks a significant change in the orientation of the Mendocino Coast, about 34 miles (55 km) south of Fort Bragg and 4 miles (6.4 km) northwest of the community of Point Arena, California.

Cape Sarichef, Unimak Island

Cape Sarichef, Unimak Island

Cape Sarichef is located at the southwestern end of Unimak Island, at the northwestern entrance to Unimak Pass on the Bering Sea coast, and on the northwest flank of Pogromni Volcano, about 80 miles (129 km) northeast of Dutch Harbor and 63 miles (101 km) west-southwest of False Pass, Alaska.

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