point arena lighthouse mendocino county

Point Arena Lighthouse

45500 Lighthouse Rd.
Point Arena, California 95468
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Reservation Phone: (877) 725-4448
Local Phone: (707) 882-2777

Dramatically perched on a narrow peninsula, the lighthouse was erected in 1879, destroyed by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and rebuilt the following year of steel and concrete. It is maintained today by the non-profit Point Arena Lighthouse Keepers.
• Leashed dogs welcome on grounds, but not on tours inside the structure

Lodging at Point Arena Lighthouse
The Point Arena Lighthouse accommodations feature four keeper homes & one keeper's room for your vacation pleasure. Each three bedroom, two bath vacation rental sleeps six, is pet friendly, and includes a wood burning fireplace (we provide the wood), full kitchen, satellite television, and the most incredible views along the California coast, as the Point is surrounded by water on three sides.

Renting a historic keeper home is a great way to have fun and support the ongoing preservation of the Point Arena Light Station at the same time. Reservations are required. 

Dog-friendly policies:

  • Size: All sizes
  • Maximum number allowed: 2-3 dependent on type of accommodation. See website for details.
  • Cost per dog: $25 Per Stay
  • Percentage of rooms that are dog-friendly: Over 50%

Dog-friendly property amenities:

  • Dog Waste Bags

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 Photo Credit: @retired_goldenretriever
Photo Credit: @retired_goldenretriever
Just 15 miles north of Gualala, don’t miss the 115-foot-high Point Arena Lighthouse, perched on a narrow peninsula and dating to 1879 and rebuilt after tumbling in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. For a unique overnight experience, book accommodations in one of four lighthouse-keeper cottages converted into dog-friendly vacation rentals (be sure to reserve far in advance). more »
Teagan at Point Arena Lighthouse <br/> Photo Credit: @retired_goldenretriever
Teagan at Point Arena Lighthouse
Photo Credit: @retired_goldenretriever
Mendocino County is mostly rural, and its extensive patchwork of public lands encompasses everything from national forests and state parks to dog-friendly preserves administered by the Bureau of Land Management. If you and your well behaved, always-comes-when-called pup prefer to wander together without being tied by a leash, head to Stornetta Public Lands, a 1,665-acre coastal haven near Point Arena, where you’ll also want to check out one of the West Coast’s most iconic lighthouses. more »
Dog on beach in Northern California
Happy dog in Gualala
If you haven’t been to Mendocino County in a while, consider following coastal Highway 1 through a scenic wonderland touched by many trails where you and your dog can sniff out your own discoveries.

Start in Gualala, on the Sonoma/Mendocino county line, where the Gualala Bluff Trail offers three miles of elevated views and excellent wildlife watching (look for passing whales, sea otters hauled out on the beach and lots of shorebirds). Sunsets seen from the trail often are outstanding, too.

Ready to dish up the kibble and call it a night? The Surf Motel and Gualala Country Inn will welcome your pet as warmly as they welcome you.   more »
Ocean stroll on Mendocino coast
Ocean stroll on the cliffs near Sea Ranch Lodge
In southern Mendocino County, the village of Gualala makes a peaceful, fresh-air base for a low-key getaway. From high-end to budget, there’s someplace for every brand of DogTrekker to cozy up with four-legged family members.  more »
Sunset at Point ArenaMany Mendocino visitors stay glued to the coast during their visits, but to do so is to miss out on star canine attractions such as Cow Mountain Recreation Area, 27,000 acres of rugged terrain administered by the Bureau of Land Management near Ukiah; the Snow Mountain Wilderness in the Mendocino National Forest; and Stornetta Public Lands, a 1,132-acre coastal haven near Point Arena. more »
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