I love to visit lighthouses, ever since living near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and Point Arena was a special one to add to the list! This lighthouse sits on a narrow, rugged point of land on the Pacific coast south of Mendocino, and is still operating and open to the public. We lucked out with a sunny day in the area, and took advantage of the option to climb to the top and enjoy the 360 view. The exhibit in the museum provides the interesting backstory of the lighthouse plus the movie "Forever Young" filmed here. In addition, we were able to stay in one of the ~4 keeper's "cottages" overnight; these sit right next to the lighthouse and make you feel what a lonely spot this can be.
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