Among the wild diversity of California's lighthouses, the Pt Reyes Light deserves special mention.
Though off the beaten track north of San Francisco, via the winding Pacific Coast Highway (CA-1), visiting the Point Reyes Light is well worth the trip.
The Light has reasonable open hours...
Approaching the light, while driving through the Point Reyes National Seashore Area, has some awesome views of the land, sea, and animals of the Pt Reyes National Seashore.
***Reaching the lighthouse is the final challenge. The warning sign cannot be any clearer; you are about to undertake a climb up and down stairs equivalent to those of a thirty story building.
And what do those stairs look like?
More photos of the actual Point Reyes Lighthouse can be found at Dalmdad Landscape Photography's Point Reyes Light Page.
One last point...If you happen to be going from the Point Reyes area to Napa, you will pass through the very quaint town of Inverness. Portions of the original version of the movie, The Fog, were filmed here. Here are a few captures from the town.