The Point Arena Light Station welcomes visitors. They may climb to the top of the 115 foot tower and view spectacular rocks and surf that were a peril for early sailors. See the waves created by the underwater mountain, Arena Rock, that doomed many lumber schooners and passenger ships traveling to and from San Francisco. The original lighthouse built in 1870 was destroyed in the Great Quake of 1906. The current tower began operating in 1908 and at 115 feet is the tallest on the west coast. The historic First Order Fresnel Lens, 7 X 9 ft, consisting of 666 prisms weighing over 4700 lbs is on display in the museum.
The Light Station is a 23 acre site consisting of the tower, five rental units (the keepers quarters), the tower, museum, and gift store. . Docent tours of the museum and tower are provided.
Spend the night in the historic Keeper’s Quarters, call 707-882-2777 or toll free 877725-4448 or go to www.pointarenalighthouse.com
About this Establishment
The Point Arena Light Station is owned and operated by the Point Arena Lighthouse Keepers, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit. The US Coast Guard owns the historic 1908 First Order Fresnel Lens and maintains the automated beacon located at the top of the 115 foot tower. We are located four miles north and west of Point Arena, CA. Take Hwy 1 north from downtown Point Arena and two miles west on Lighthouse Road.
Time Period Represented: 1870 to present
Hours Open: 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Visitor Fees: In 2009 $7.50 adults, $1.00 children 12 and Under.
Seasons Open: Every day except Thankgiving and Christmas
Price Style for this Establishment: Moderate — call for off season specials on lodging, 877-725-4448
ADA Accessibility Notes
Lodging units, museum, and gift store are ADA accessible.
Pet Friendly Notes
Lodging is pet friendly.
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