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Point Arena Lighthouse

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

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Arena Cove Beach

Arena Cove Beach is the main beach in the Mendocino County town of Point Arena. The cove isn’t really...

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Moat Creek Beach

Moat Creek Public Access has a small rocky driftwood-covered beach along the Mendocino County coast. Surfers call the area...

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Hearn Gulch Beach

Hearn Gulch Beach in Mendocino County is in the deep protected cove called Saunders Landing, an old schooner mooring...

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About Point Arena

Summer tourists are big business for the small hippie town of Point Arena. Built around a natural cove, Point Arena is also home to Point Arena Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse you’ll find on the west coast. Visitors flock to Schooner Gulch State Beach for fishing, surfing and sensational sunsets. Bowling Ball Beach provides one of the most unusual attractions, natural “bowling ball” shaped boulders with straight stone lanes and tide pools. Point Arena Pier is a great place to fish, but there’s not much surrounding it. Just be prepared, the pier is 25 feet up from the water.