Just a few minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge, at the southern tip of the Marin Headlands, stands one of the most dramatically placed lighthouses on the West Coast — Point Bonita Lighthouse, the star of this short video.
With so many tourist attractions in the area (including the town of Sausalito and the island of Alcatraz), the little lighthouse doesn’t get enormous attention. But the structure goes back to the 1870s and its light still shines.
Three afternoons a week, visitors can walk through the tunnel and across the walkway to stand with the lighthouse above a wave-smashed bluff. The view is good.
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