Trip Planner:   USA  /  California  /  Mendocino County  /  Point Arena  /  Beaches  /  Schooner Gulch State Beach
Schooner Gulch State Beach, Point Arena
(4/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
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.
To visit Schooner Gulch State Beach on your holiday in Point Arena, and find out what else Point Arena has to offer, use our Point Arena vacation builder.
Source
map
Create a full Point Arena itinerary

Plan your trip to Point Arena

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Point Arena by other users

17 days in California BY A USER FROM GUATEMALA June, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in West Coast & Las Vegas BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in California BY A USER FROM BELGIUM August, kids, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in California BY A USER FROM BELGIUM August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in California BY A USER FROM CANADA January, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Mendocino County BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 31 days in New York City, Seattle & California BY A USER FROM ISRAEL June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Grand Canyon National Park & California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, outdoors, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, outdoors, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Not the easiest beach to locate from the road - but worth seeking out... make sure you check the tides if you want to see Bowling Ball Beach. There is a bit of a hill to negotiate to get down to the b...  more »
  • We went twice, once before low tide, there was of course nothing, 2nd just before low tide and again there really wasn't anything but a few rocks covered with seaweed. So I did find out that some tide...  more »
  • Seems like a nice place, but finding the bowling balls is a bit tricky. I've bit it on low tide twice now, but I think both times the ocean was too rough to see the formations. I will give it one more...  more »