The Point Arena Lighthouse stands as an iconic figure on the landscape of the American Pacific Coast. No other lighthouse offers such a fully interactive experience in the exchange between history, science and natural beauty. Sometimes brilliantly sunny, other times fog-shrouded and mysterious, always ruggedly beautiful, the lighthouse is a place to find something different, a place where the romance is real and the experience is profound. Surrounded by water on three sides, and shouldered adjacent to the Point Arena/Stornetta Public Lands, the Point Arena Lighthouse is the premiere visitor destination in Mendocino County. It is also one of the best whale watching spots on the Noth Coast, with the annual Gray Whale migration from late November through May, Humpbacks throughout the year, the occasional pod of transient Killer Whales and even Blue Whales. Watch for the spouts, tails and breaches from the top of the Tower and from the trails and gazebo. With nightly lodging and tours of the lighthouse offered daily, what will you discover on your next visit?
Our Mission Statement
To maintain in perpetuity, the historic Point Arena Light Station – including the 23 coastal acres it encompasses, its 115 ft. Lighthouse Tower and its 1896 Fog Signal Building – for the inspiration, education and the enjoyment of all generations to come.
Lighthouse Holiday Open House December 17!
The Lighthouse will host its annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Lighthouse grounds, Museum and Gift Store will be open to all guests free of charge during this event. Guests that wish to climb to the top of the Lighthouse Tower will be offered discounted Tower Tours passes for $5 and children 11 and under will be given free Tower Tours when accompanied by an adult. Hot mulled spiced cider and seasonal goodies will be served to all guests. Santa’s Jolly Elf will be on hand to entertain the children and pass on their wishes to Santa from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the first 25 children 11 and under receiving their choice of a free dolphin or shark “stuffie.”
For more information please call 877-725-4448 or 707-882-2809.
Seasonal Special Returns!
From 10/1 – 3/31 get a third night FREE with rental of any two consecutive nights
October starts off being one of the most wonderful months of year here on the coast, with the gray foggy days of July and August replaced with (generally) sunny and warm days and crisp nights – perfect for exploring the beaches and bluffs, watching the stunning sunsets and enjoying the Milky Way in the star filled night sky. It also heralds the start of our Seasonal Special, where you get a third night FREE when you stay two consecutive nights in ANY of our vacation cottages. This special deal is even available on our newly renovated and re-imagined Assistant Keeper’s House 4, a luxuriously appointed and decorated showplace that perfectly complements its stunning oceanfront location (see the “Over the Top” review on TripAdvisor from our first guests in House 4). Make your reservations soon, as the cottages are sure to fill up fast. Call the Lodging Desk at 877-725-4448 or 707-882-2809 and tell them you want the Seasonal Special. And remember, all guests get to take unlimited Museum & Tower Tours during their stay and enjoy the best view on the coast!
Two Lodging Specials Continue in December!
We are offering our guests that book after December 1st two great lodging specials – the House 4 Heroes Special and the Mid-Week Special. Come out and enjoy the spectacular show when Fall hits our coast from the comfort of a warm and cozy vacation home right on the ocean! See our Specials page for details and to make your reservations, or call the Lodging Desk at 877-725-4448 or 707-882-2809 and ask them to tell you about ALL our lodging specials!
Luxury Lodging Comes to the Lighthouse!
The renovation of Assistant Keeper’s House 4 is complete, and this oceanfront showplace is now available for rentals! This completely reimagined 3 bedroom, 2 bath home features gourmet chef’s kitchen, beautifully furnished living and dining rooms, custom tile baths, designer furniture and linens in all bedrooms, unique art and decorative features and more. Call the Lighthouse at 877-725-4448 or 707-882-2809 for reservations, or make your reservations online.