Point Arena is a quiet coastal destination steeped in history and maritime adventure. It is located 120 miles north of San Francisco. It can be reached in three hours with the last half driving the spectacular Pacific Coast Road, Highway One. Point Arena is in southern Mendocino County twenty minutes north of Gualala and fifty minutes south of the town of Mendocino.
The traveler can experience a quaint town with the beautifully restored art deco Arena Theater; small shops featuring the work of local artists; a few casual restaurants, spectacular, unspoiled and uncrowded beaches, and of course the majestic Point Arena Lighthouse.