The Southern Mendocino Coast features spectacular and unspoiled public access beaches with Point Arena the midpoint of this large swath of coastal beauty. Driving the Pacific Coast Highway One, the mile markers you'll see at the side of the road begin at zero in Gualala and get larger as you go north.
The turnoff to the Coast Guard House is at mile marker 15.00 at the junction of Highway One and Iversen Avenue.
POINT ARENA - Mile Marker 15.00
Stornetta Public Lands and Lighthouse Road - Mile Marker 17.23
Arena Cove Bluff Top Trail - Mile Marker 16.00 at City Hall or start from Coast Guard House
Mote Creek Access Trail - Mile Marker 13.00
Bowling Ball Beach and Schooner Gulch - Mile Marker 11.50
MANCHESTER BEACH - Mile Markers 19.64 to 22.48
Stoneboro Road, the dunes hike, Mile Marker 19.64
Kinney Road, the main Manchester State Beach entrance, Mile Marker 21.41
Alder Creek Beach Road, the secret hike, Mile Marker 22.48
North in ELK - Mile Marker 32.00
Greenwood-Elk State Beach
South in GUALALA - Mile Marker 0.00
Gualala Point Regional Park