The iconic Lime Kiln Lighthouse, still in operation by the Coast Guard, turns 100 this June! In 1985, the lighthouse and surrounding sea were dedicated as a whale sanctuary and research station for marine mammal scientists. Lime Kiln State Park is one of the best places to watch Orca whales from land in the world.
In Summer the lighthouse doubles as an interpretive center and is open for tours. The park also features a hydrophone, to listen to whale songs, a wildlife viewing platform, beautiful trails and picnic spots.
When you go, bring a picnic and watch the sunset!