Schooner Gulch State Beach, Point Arena

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Schooner Gulch State Beach is a beach located in Mendocino County, California. It is located approximately 50 miles northwest of Santa Rosa. It offers a scenic spot along the Mendocino coast and a stunning perch for watching sunsets. Visitors to the beach come to surf, fish, and picnic.Marine Protected AreasThe Point Arena State Marine Reserve & Point Arena State Marine Conservation Area are two marine protected areas that extend offshore from Point Arena, which is three miles north of Schooner Gulch State Beach. Sea Lion Cove State Marine Conservation Area and Saunders Reef State Marine Conservation Area lie south of Point Arena. Like underwater parks, these marine protected areas help conserve ocean wildlife and marine ecosystems.
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  • July 27, 2017
    I asked a local relator in Gualala for directions and she stated that we would cross Schooners Gulch and turn around to park facing Southward. She mentioned there were two paths - one to the right and...  more »
  • July 22, 2017
    We were here in 2016 and you could see all the bowling ball rocks on the beach but this year they were covered with sand. Still beautiful and worth the visit  more »
  • May 15, 2017
    To get to bowling ball beach, you drive south of Point arena 3-4 miles and there's a parking area on the west side of the road that says something like "Park Facing South" or something like that. Ther...  more »

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