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Arena Theater The Arena Theater in Point Arena offers films and other community or entertainment events.
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve Located 3 miles north of Guerneville (off River Road), Armstrong Redwoods preserves stately and magnificent Sequoia sempervirens, commonly known as the coast redwood. The reserve includes a visitor center, large outdoor amphitheater, self-guided nature trails, and a variety of picnic facilities. The Parson Jones Tree is the tallest tree in the grove, measuring more than 310 feet in height; the Colonel Armstrong Tree is the oldest tree in the grove, estimated to be over 1,400 years old.
B Bryan Preserve
Photo copyright Bonnie Plakos
The B Bryan Preserve at 130 Riverside Drive in Point Arena was established to aid in the conservation of rare and endangered African antelope and zebra. Not a zoo, but a private preserve committed to the breeding and preservation of some wonderful, rare African hoof stock. You can take a private guided tour by calling 882-2297.
Bowling Ball Beach/Schooner Gulch
Bowling Ball Beach, photo copyright Bonnie Plakos
Bowling Ball Beach (at Schooner Gulch State Beach) is a long and scenic beach approximately 14 miles north of Gualala. The area offers marvelous geologic formations and wonderful locations for watching sunsets. Caution: The beach is often inaccessible at high tide.
Fort Ross State Historic Park
Fort Ross - Southwest blockhouse, with the well in the foreground
The historic Fort Ross was established in 1812 by Russians as an outpost for sea otter hunters and a permanent trade base. A number of reconstructed buildings contain exhibits that help bring the Russian era in California to life. Visitor center and gift store. Fort Ross is located on Highway One approximately 22 miles south of The Sea Ranch ( or 12 miles north of Jenner). Phone 707-847-3286.
Golf Course The Sea Ranch Golf Links is a Scottish style, 18-hole course with spectacular views, pro shop, grass driving range, chipping green, and putting green. The course is public, and is privately owned by The Sea Ranch Village Inc.
Gualala Our nearest town sports two grocery stores, a drugstore, a bookstore, many delightful shops with kitchenware and gifts, a varied array of art studios, restaurants, medical and dental clinics, a veterinary clinic, and the Gualala Arts Center.
Gualala Point Regional Park
Photo copyright Bonnie Plakos 2008
Immediately north of Sea Ranch, this 195 acre park has open meadows mixed with coastal forest, a campground, trail system, Visitors Center, coastal vistas, and sandy beaches. The park is located adjacent to the Gualala River, just south of Gualala.
Kruse Rhododendron State Natural Reserve Kruse Rhododendron State Natural Reserve is located adjacent to Salt Point State Park. This pristine 317-acre reserve contains second-growth redwood, Douglas fir, grand firs, tanoaks, and a plethora of rhododendrons. Each May, these spectacular flowers burst into bloom and color the deep green of the forest with brilliant pink blossoms.
Point Arena Lighthouse
Photo copyright Bonnie Plakos
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) where you can climb to the top! Guided tours of the light station as well as self-guided tours of the grounds are available daily.
Post Offices A contract post office is located in the gift shop at the Sea Ranch Lodge (707-785-2371). Full U.S. Post Office services are not provided. A full service post office can be found in Gualala (707-884-3759) and Stewarts Point (707-785-2743).
Salt Point State Park Located about 20 minutes south of Sea Ranch, Salt Point offers 20 miles of hiking trails, 6 miles of ruggest coastline, lovely forests, several campgrounds, and many opportunities for outdoor recreation.
Sea Ranch Lodge The Sea Ranch Lodge has 20 rooms, a restaurant and bar, store, post office, and 78 acres.
Stornetta Public Lands The 1,132 acre Stornetta Public Lands are located along the Mendocino County coastline just north of the town of Point Arena. The property includes wetlands, ponds, cypress groves, meadows and sand dunes. Great for birdwatching!

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