Directions to the Coast Guard House
From San Francisco
Golden Gate Bridge to Highway 101 North to Petaluma.
East Washington Street/Bodega Bay exit, left on East Washington Street and continue west toward Bodega Bay.
In Bodega Bay travel north on Highway 1 to Point Arena. This is the most beautiful drive on the north coast, enjoy it slowly, it should take about an hour and 45 minutes.
When you enter Point Arena, you will be at Mendocino County Mile Marker 15.00, and you will see the City Limits sign (pop 440 elev 220).
Take the first left on Iversen Avenue, also called Port Road and follow signs to Arena Cove and the Wharf a mile away.
Just before you arrive to Arena Cove, up on a hill you will see the American flag flying next to the Coast Guard House as it has for over a hundred years. Turn hard right around a red building and continue up our driveway. Park in the guest parking area and walk around the main buliding to the front porch and lift up the red phone.
From the East Bay
Richmond bridge to San Rafael and 101 North to Petaluma then proceed as described above.
Take Highway 80 to Highway 37 west. Right on the Lakeville Highway toward Petaluma. Lakeville Highway to dead end at East Washington Street. Left on East Washington, continue west to Bodega Bay as above.
Driving time is approximately 3 hours from San Francisco or the East Bay, a little longer from the Peninsula and South Bay. Sacramento will take about four hours.