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Point Arena

Trip Planner USA  /  California  /  Mendocino County  /  Point Arena
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Things to do: historic sites, wildlife areas, casinos
Point Arena is a small coastal city in Mendocino County, California, United States. Point Arena is located 31mi west of Hopland, at an elevation of 118ft. The population was 449 at the 2010 census, down from 474 at the 2000 census, making it one of the smallest incorporated cities in the state. Its main street comprises part of State Route 1, California's coastal artery. Along with a number of other Mendocino County coastal communities, Point Arena is associated with the hippie and subsequent counterculture groups. Its reported economy is largely geared toward servicing the summertime tourist industry and marijuana growth. The City is near the headquarters of the Manchester Band of Pomo Indians of the Manchester-Point Arena Rancheria.Geography and environmentThe city of Point Arena is located at. It is in USPS ZIP code 95468.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4sqmi, all of it land.The city itself is built around a small natural cove, used as a harbor, and is located about a 1.5mi south of the actual Arena Point, a narrow peninsula jutting around 0.3mi into the Pacific Ocean. This is the location of the Point Arena Lighthouse, at 115ft the tallest lighthouse on the West coast of the United States. The lighthouse is also the closest location on the mainland (excluding Alaska) to Honolulu, Hawaii at a distance of 2353mi.
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