|Address:||45500 Lighthouse Rd, Point Arena, CA 95468, USA|
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Beautiful place to come and enjoy history and nature! We did the tour of the lighthouse. The lighthouse isnt very big and its pretty old so your take the stairs to the top. The top has gorgeous 360 views of the ocean and coast. Come check it out! ¡Hermoso lugar para venir a disfrutar de la historia y naturaleza! Hicimos el tour del faro. El faro no está tan grande y es un poco viejo entonces tomas escaleras hasta arriba...buen ejercicio. Al llegar arriba, tienes unas vistas magníficas Del Mar y de la costa.
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My husband and I rented the Keepers room which faced the lighthouse and was next door to the office. Check-in was easy at the museum and the location is great, but the vacation rentals are old! Our room smelled like wet dog and we had to keep a scented candle burning in order to alleviate some of the smell since there were no screens on the windows to get in fresh air without letting in the bugs. You can kind of see the ocean from your bed like they say... very little privacy since there is a simple shade on the door and you can see in at night with the light on! The free wireless internet it was advertised with did not work the whole time we were there and the dish signal had major interference and made watching the news horrible. The $125 a night is a good price if the smell was gone and there was more privacy. You do get to take the tour for free if you stay there and the staff in the museum were very knowledgeable. The town of Point Arena has very little to offer. Bring as much of your own food as you can!
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I had been to Point Arena many years ago, but with a fear of heights & closed in places, I didnt make the venture to the top of the 115ft tall Lighthouse. Decided to take my daughter with me this time & we had a beyond fabulous trip...Went in late November of this year, taking the 4 hour drive to Mendocino, then another hour from there to Point Arena, the day was gorgeous, sunny skies, hardly any clouds, little wind. making the ocean views a opportunity to take a bounty of pictures. The staff at the lighthouse museum were friendly & accomidating, the tour very educational & the views from the top of the lighthouse are almost over-whelming! Was so glad, I conquered my fears & made it to the top. Also worth the walk is the gazebo behind the rental cottages, a nice place to have a snack or lunch & also many photo opportunities. If you have a day trip in mind or even a weekend, Point Arena is a sure bet for alot of fun.
We came her just a visit. Its noted as the highest standing lighthouse in California. Theres a small museum in the gift shop. You buy a ticket for either the lighthouse tour, museum or both. We ended up getting tickets for both. No one really takes the tickets, its pretty much an honor system and the money goes to keeping the lighthouse. The staff gives you a history of the lighthouse and then we went up for guided tour. They let you go outside the walk way, but it was super windy and I am afraid of heights so didnt even venture out. I took some photos from the door way. Side note, this is where they had filmed parts of Forever Young.
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I love lighthouse. LOVE them. Somehow, however, the several times weve attempted to visit the Point Arena Lighthouse, it has been closed. Bad luck, but we could at least look at the outside of it from afar. I have to say, as lighthouses go, this one isnt especially pretty - its more on the industrial side. And, the area here is notably bleak and windswept. Weve found the environment around the Point Cabrillo lighthouse up the highway to be more inviting and the lighthouse there is much lovelier to look at. Still, lighthouses are so interesting to visit and were sorry weve never managed to coincide with open hours at this one.
I lived in Pt. Arena back in the 80s when it first was slowing down.. Slowly becoming almost a ghost town. The lighthouse & the road that leads to it ,is utterly breathtaking!! I have always been fascinated by the Mendocino coast,! Its beauty, serenity & brilliant colors...are what make The "Shoreline Highway a special place has to offer others to explore, & do! Like Go to the top of the light house to experience its "forever" View!
The most memorable stop of our drive up the California coast. Lighthouse was very cool to see and lots of information about lighthouses the operation of them. We stayed over night at the lodging and I think we were the only people there. It was quiet, quant and very romantic. The room was small but sufficient and slept with the window cracked hearing the waves all night. AMAZING!
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The climb to the top is worth the view. You are able to go outside once you get to the top. It was pretty windy when we were there. The museum has the original lens from the lighthouse and the staff was very knowledgeable about the history of the lighthouse and the surrounding area. You are able to rent the Keepers homes that are on the grounds.
The Need for Speed.. I believe that the movie ended at this lighthouse. It is one of the few beautiful coastal lighthouses still in existence, but it has become commercialized with rental housing, gift shop, and what passes as a museum of sorts. Good for 10-minutes to an hours stop as one travels the California coast along CA-1.
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The most beautiful view. We got married 3-16-2012 at the top of the light house. The entire staff was wonderful and helpful. We stayed right in the keepers quarters. Very clean and quaint. Internet good. Plenty of wood for fireplace. I recommend Point Arena to anyone that loves lighthouses spectacular views friendly people
Absolutely wonderful. The cottages were charming and perfect. The gift shop was full of good stuff. And best of all the view from the lighthouse was amazing. Im so glad we stayed 3 nights. AND dont miss the omelets at the Rollerville Cafe
Cool stop while travelling around CA. Well maintained lighthouse. Great view from the top, and you get to go out on the balcony. Neat little museum and it has the original Fresnel lens from the lighthouse. Had a nice visit here.
Stayed there five years ago. The houses you rent were nice and clean. Water on three sides to listen to the waves. Over head the star were out and fully lit up the sky. Deer, seals and wild life all over.
Tallest lighthouse that you can walk/climb up to. What an experience being at the top with 360 views of the area. Do yourself a favor and pay the extra few dollars and go to the top. It is worth it.
love this lighthouse. its surrounded by beautiful cliffs and breaking waves, definitely worth a visit. there is a fee to enter check their website for details and hours.
Coming from Michigan, we see a lot of lighthouses. This was beautiful and well maintained. The history is right there for you to read and touch.
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We saw fantastic views and a got a great history lesson on out recent tour of the old lighthouse. Be sure to go on a clear day.