North Coast Brewing
This pioneer in the craft beer movement, opened in 1988 as a local brewpub in the historic town of Fort Bragg, located on California’s Mendocino Coast. Under the leadership of brew master Mark Ruedrich, the brewery has developed a strong reputation for quality having won more than 70 awards in national and international competitions. In addition to Red Seal Ale, Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout, Scrimshaw Pilsner, and other fine North Coast brands, the brewery has resurrected the old Acme label with a heritage dating back to the San Francisco of the 1860’s. Visit website
Coast Guard House
Coast Guard House has stood on a bluff over-looking the rugged Mendocino Coast for over a hundred years. The inn, a 1901 Cape Cod, was once home to brave sea rescuers who performed their duties just a few hundred feet away. Today it is a peaceful bed and breakfast inn featuring rooms with fireplaces in the main building and two private cottages with fireplaces and whirlpool spas for two. All of the rooms are designed with simple elegance and surrounded by quiet solitude. Visit website
Pier Chowder House and Tap Room
Located at the Point Arena pier, our menu includes award-winning clam chowder, locally caught seafood and 31 great beers on tap. Enjoy indoor and outdoor dining all year long with a beautiful view of the Point Arena Cove and the Pacific Ocean. You might even catch the famous green flash at sunset! The Pier Chowder House and Tap Room offers many tastings and special dinner events all year long including beer tastings, brewery dinners, and live music. Don’t miss our weekly Monday Night Pint specials! Owner Tracy Du Pont is a fourth generation Point Arena resident. Her ancestry dates back to the 1800s—one of her great grandmothers was a bookkeeper for the shipping company at the Arena Cove Wharf in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Visit website.
Point Arena Lighthouse Keepers & Museum
Climb to the top of one of the tallest Pacific Coast Lighthouses as Keepers have done for over 100 years! Set in one of the most spectacular, yet peaceful surroundings on the northern California coast, the Point Arena tower is the only Pacific West coast lighthouse of significant height (115 feet) that you can climb to the top! Guided tours of the light station as well as self guided tours of the grounds are available daily. Afterward, spend some time browsing through our Lighthouse Gift shop featuring unique souvenirs, interesting gifts, custom made Abalone Jewelry, beautiful collectibles, and lighthouse clothing. For those who want to spend more time by the sea, you can stay in comfortable accommodations in our historic keepers’ home vacation rentals which are available year round. Magnificent views, coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean surrounding the point provides a beautiful backdrop for your special lighthouse wedding and other special events. There are several sites for weddings on the grounds. You can pick the wedding site that you wish. RV and motorhome parking are available. Visit the Point Arena Lighthouse today for one of your most memorable experiences on the breathtaking Mendocino Coast! Visit website.
Wharf Master’s Inn
Perched on a cliff over looking a secluded cove sits the historic Wharf Master’s Inn. Stunning ocean views and luxurious accommodations await all who venture to this hidden location on California’s magical Mendocino Coast. The Wharf Master’s Inn is located on California’s infamous rugged and unpredictable Northern California Coast. Many ships and lives have been lost due to the treacherous nature of the currents in this area, and it is said that the seas in this region are the most dangerous in the Western Hemisphere. It is the century old Wharf Master’s House that is the centerpiece of our inn. It is recorded on the National Register of Historic Places, has been lovingly restored, and is available for visitors to rent as a vacation house. Visit website