The tour to the old lighthouse at the Golden Gate Bridge is a real experience. Unfortunately only accessible at certain times.

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Point Bonita Lighthouse is located at the western end of the Conzelman Road panoramic road in the Marin Headlands, the coastal landscape north of the Golden Gate Bridge.

The Marin Headlands are part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, a popular destination for residents and tourists alike. A short, steep path with sensational views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the skyline of San Francisco and across the Pacific Ocean leads us to the lighthouse Point Bonita.

Depending on the season we can admire numerous wildflowers here.

Another geological rarity are the rock formations of Kissenlava, which we can admire along the way. The Point Bonita Lighthouse was built in 1855 as the third lighthouse on the west coast of California to guide the incoming ships safely into the Bay of San Francisco.

Initially, it was erected on a 91 m high rock plateau.

In strong fog the light from the Pacific was not visible, so that the lighthouse was moved about 20 years later to today's headland about 38 m above the water.

Access is via a 36 m long tunnel.

Finally we reach Point Bonita via a wooden suspension bridge. equipment Solid shoes, water The weather in the bay can change quickly, so warm clothing is required.