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About Garcia River Beach in Point Arena, California

The Garcia River Beach is in the northern part of Stornetta Public Lands, a BLM-managed recreation area north of the town of Point Arena.

In 2014 President Obama added the land around the river estuary to California Coastal National Monument. Most of this monument is south of Point Arena Lighthouse, but this sandy beach is right at the mouth of Garcia River on the north side of the point.

There is only one way to get there and it’s a long walk south from Manchester State Beach. The southernmost beach access in the state park is on Stoneboro Road. From that parking lot it’s nearly a half mile hike through the dunes to the beach. After reaching the beach, it is almost another mile of walking on the sand to the river mouth.

This stretch of beach is littered with driftwood and other things pushed ashore by the waves making it excellent for beachcombing. Camping is not allowed on Stornetta Public Lands.

Miner Hole Rd
Point Arena, CA 95468
Park Name
Stornetta Public Lands, California Coastal National Monument
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on the beach
Free parking at the Manchester State Beach south lot
Beachcombing, Abalone Diving, Birdwatching, Hiking, Fishing
Driftwood, No Facilities
Map of Garcia River Beach
Boonville, US
6:41 am, May 30, 2024
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Wind gusts: 7 m/s
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Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:52 am
Sunset: 8:33 pm
Humidity 93 %
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Wind 7 m/s

Nearby Beaches

Point Arena Lighthouse

0.4 miles away

Point Arena Lighthouse is located on rocky Point Arena where the beaches are inaccessible. The lighthouse offers tours daily...

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