Point Arena Cove is a popular destination for fishermen, surfers, whale-watchers, beachcombers and sightseers. Including its 330-foot Point Arena Pier, it offers something for just about everyone. The cove has a rocky bottom, and is about 20 to 100 feet deep. Point Arena Creek runs into it a little south of the pier. Offshore lies the Mendocino Trench, with some of the deepest … [Read more...]
Located on the coast of southern Mendocino County about 130 miles north of San Francisco and 35 miles south of Mendocino, Point Arena is one of the smallest incorporated cities in the state of California, with a population under 500, and also one of the most beautiful.
Set in some of the most spectacular yet peaceful surroundings on the northern California coast, and right next to the Point Arena-Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument, stands the Point Arena Lighthouse. It is the tallest lighthouse on the West Coast (115 ft.), and you can climb to the lantern room at its very top. The panoramic view from there is … [Read more...]
Go on safari in Mendocino County at the B. Bryan Preserve! Established by Dr. Frank and Judy Mello in Point Arena in 2004, the preserve was designed to aid in the conservation of rare and endangered African antelopes, zebras and giraffes. The preserve has three species of antelope, two of zebra and one species of giraffe living on over 110 acres of land. All are endangered to … [Read more...]
Local lore has it that Schooner Gulch got its name back in the era of sailing ships when a mysterious schooner ran aground there at dusk one evening, only to have vanished without a trace by the following morning. Today, Schooner Gulch State Beach offers its visitors not only great fun and exciting activities, but also some of the most magnificent views anywhere. Spend the day … [Read more...]