34 00 56 N
119 21 34 W
Few people actually see this park because it is not easy to get to
...you can’t drive to the islands.
A short but exciting ocean voyage is required. The park is one of the least visited of all of America’s National Parks, with less than 250,000 annual visitors to the islands. For those who decide to make the trip, here is a list of things to know before you come. Located 12 miles from the mainland, Anacapa is a world away, with a spectacular view of the west coast. With cliffs 250 feet high, access to the island is limited to the scaffolding embedded in the rock on the south eastern side of the island.
For the truly adventurous, you can camp overnight on the island;
transportation must be secured before
the required reservations can be made.
The Anacapa Light Station was the last lighthouse to be built on the west coast in 1932.
This is a unique and interesting lighthouse trip not to be forgotten.