The tallest lighthouse on the West Coast and unfettered access to 12 miles of California's undeveloped coastline await you at the California Coastal National Monument at Point Arena.
Thanks to the recent acquisition of land for public access you can hike from the city of Point Arena and cross unspoiled coastal prairies on BLM-managed public lands. Or, you can choose to traverse the dunes and walk the wave slope at Manchester State Beach.
No visit would be compete without a visit to the Point Arena Lighthouse, where a breathtaking 360 degree view of the coast, mountains and farmland is the reward for the climb to the top of the 300-foot-tall tower.
Downtown Point Arena has friendly stores and shopkeepers and a historic theater, beautifully restored by the town’s residents.