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Point Arena - Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument

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Such a beautiful stop! When you go down the road to the lighthouse , where the road curves right... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
healonwifey
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Point Arena, California
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As you leave the Point Arenas Lighthouse, the entrance to the Coastal National Monument is just 100... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
IN_Travelers47906
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

We drove out to see if there was any bird watching, but the saw very few. If you have a kayak or canoe it looks like a good area to use it.

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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful stop! When you go down the road to the lighthouse , where the road curves right, you park there. You will see a blue porta potty. There isn't a parking lot. But enough space for 6-8 Cars to park. Lots of cliffs...More

3  Thank healonwifey
Reviewed 1 July 2018

You can take a whole day or just an hour hiking the coast here. The area is just beautiful!! We saw seals sunning themselves, and birds everywhere. The lighthouse is very close to this site. Wear layers as it is very windy here. Just follow...More

1  Thank BonnieLee77
Reviewed 20 June 2018

As you leave the Point Arenas Lighthouse, the entrance to the Coastal National Monument is just 100 yards down the road. There is hardly anything to identify it, just a small parking lot and wood gate, and from the gate there is little to suggest...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Awesome new park with great ocean side trails and super fresh air. We had a picnic and some wine as it was a rare day without wind. Happy we had a designated driver so we could enjoy the wine.

Thank JadeManSam
Reviewed 9 May 2018

So much to do and see with only one week we defiinitely have to go back. It was spectacular coastline and humbling Redwood forest hikes.

Thank Sue T
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Stornetta was added to public lands in 2014 thanks to President Obama. The trailhead is down the road from the Point Arena lighthouse. There's parking space for about 5-6 vehicles. I took the trail in late April the day after a night's rain which left...More

1  Thank Kelvin Q
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Easy walking path along the cliffs and stunning views! I have never seen coastline as pretty as what we saw in this area of California. There's a lighthouse down the road too, so lots to explore and see.

Thank Nita W
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Including a Port-a-Potty. Which can come in handy. The walk up the lighthouse steps will cost a few bucks but is well worth it. The gift shop is warm and full of kitschy items and clothing. Very fun. But it's the trails and coastal views...More

2  Thank RushCubFan
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Take the time to connect with this gorgeous location. Beautiful natural, untouched coastal location. I must do when visiting Sea Ranch.

Thank Donna M
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