Depending on how you measure it, the California coastline is 840 miles to 3,427 miles long (the latter figure includes inlets and bays).
Enhancing the coastline’s spectacular appeal are many historic lighthouses and light stations protecting vessels from large rocks, prominent points, and other hazards.
Info, Maps for Lighthouses
Here are pictures of some — but not all — of our favorite California lighthouses from Shutterstock.
Santa Cruz Breakwater (Walton) Lighthouse
Long Beach Harbor Lighthouse
Battery Point Lighthouse
Point Cabrillo Light State Historic Park
Pigeon Point Lighthouse
Point Pinos Lighthouse
Alcatraz Island Lighthouse
Point Bonita Lighthouse
Point Fermin Lighthouse
Point Reyes Lighthouse