The California Coastal Conservancy completed the purchase of two parcels totalling nearly seven hundred acres in 2013 providing protection of coastal habitat and unparalleled coastal access to the public.
President Obama designated this area and the adjacent Stornetta Public Lands as the California Coastal National Monument in March of 2014.
This unspoiled and magnificent area can be reached at the trail head behind Point Arena City Hall at mile marker 16.00.
Follow the trail out onto the headlands and you will spot the Coast Guard House far below. Continue west and you will be rewarded with a terrific view of Arena Cove, the crashing surf and the circling birds.