Battery Point Lighthouse
The Battery Point Lighthouse, first lit with oil lamps in 1856, is an
active lighthouse with a residence and keeper. It serves as a private
aid to navigation.
Legends and Its Beauty
Great stories about the Lighthouse and Native American legends about the Island have been crafted over time. A resident ghost is even said to haunt the residence. Photographers and artists have captured the beauty of the Lighthouse thousands of times making it one of the most vivid images in all of Del Norte County. The scenic beauty has made Battery Point Lighthouse the subject of film companies for movies, television programs, commercials and music videos. Many weddings have taken place on the island.
Use Caution When You Visit
Visits to the Battery Point Lighthouse and Island are only possible at low tides. Extreme care and caution should be used when crossing the two hundred feet between the mainland and island anytime wave action may cover the crossing area. Sneaker waves at any time can threaten visitors standing on or near the rocks and the shore of Battery Point Island. There are currently no public restroom facilities available on Battery Point Island. Care by visitors should be taken to protect all natural wildlife and plant life on the Island.
Lighthouse and Museum Public Tours
The Lighthouse and its museum is open to the public for tours including opportunities to look into the personal quarters of keepers and their families and the furniture and artifacts they have left behind since the 1850’s. Tours include a climb into the light tower. There are displays of many maritime artifacts, photographs and documents that chronicle its history.
Battery Point Lighthouse and Museum are located at the foot of A Street in Crescent City, California.
Travel Instructions: From Highway 101 in Crescent City, go west on Front Street until it ends at A Street. Turn left onto A Street and follow it to the parking lot at its end. The Battery Point Lighthouse is open April through September, tides permitting, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Call (707) 4… to learn when the tide permits access to the island. A gift shop and museum are located in the lighthouse, and visitors can climb to the top of the tower.
For More Information about Battery Point Lighthouse, visit:
For more information see Legendary Lighthouses website from PBS