Point Arena is a small coastal city located in Mendocino County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 474 (making it one of the smallest incorporated cities in the state). Its main street comprises part of California State Route 1, California's coastal artery. Along with a number of other Mendocino County coastal communities, Point Arena is associated with the hippy and subsequent counterculture groups, and its economy is largely geared toward servicing the summertime tourist industry.
The city itself is built around a small natural harbor, and is located around a mile (1.5 km) south of the actual Point Arena, a narrow peninsula jutting around 1/2 mile (800 m) into the Pacific Ocean. This is the location of the Point Arena Lighthouse, at 115 feet (34.5m) the tallest lighthouse on the West coast of the United States.
Web Sites and Links
Arena CinemaMovie times and information.
Blake MorePerformance and visual artist, writer and teacher. Includes resume, gallery and writings.
City of Point ArenaOfficial city site. Includes government contacts, council meeting minutes, and recycling information.
Lookout RanchPrivate ranch in the coastal mountains 2000' above Pt. Arena. Contains real-time weather, photographs of plants and animals,
Point Arena CITYARTCommunity non-profit art gallery. Includes schedule of shows and membership information.
Point Arena High SchoolWelcome to Point Arena High School
Point Arena Lighthouse and MuseumHistory, photos, and hours of operation.