The Point Bonita Lighthouse is only open for three hours each Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.  If you have a chance to visit it during these limited hours, you’ll walk through a hand-dug tunnel and across a suspension bridge (the only one in the United States that leads to a lighthouse) to see the second oldest […]

Established in 1855, the Point Bonita Lighthouse was the second lighthouse on the Pacific Coast of the United States.  (The first was the lighthouse on Alcatraz.)  Although it’s only open nine hours a week, the Point Bonita Lighthouse is one of the lesser known sights of San Francisco.  While I was lucky enough to see the […]

Harbor seals live along the Pacific Coast, from the Bering Sea to Baja.  Within the San Francisco Bay, there are only nine “haul out” spots where seals rest, breed, and molt.  Point Bonita Cove has been a popular spot for harbor seals for over a century, and it is estimated about 150 seals live here […]

The Point Bonita Lighthouse is supposed to be one of the surprise gems of the Bay Area.  However, it’s only open a total of just over ten hours a week.  Walking to the entrance still offered lovely views of the Golden Gate Bridge, and the entrance itself looks like a life-sized gnome home.  After seeing […]