Point Arena Area

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While at B Bryan Preserve you can enjoy walking, fishing, bird watching, animal observation, or absolute peace and quiet.

Before you visit, check out PointArena.net and the Redwood Coastal Chamber website for events and tips for area visitors. Also visit the Mendocino County online travel guide for additional information about the area.

Things To Do

Point Arena Lighthouse

Climb to the top of one of the tallest Pacific Coast Lighthouses as Keepers have done for over 100 years!

The Point Arena Lighthouse is located less than 5 miles from B Bryan Preserve. This is a great place for whale watching during the season. Also, hundreds of sea lions and seals bask in the sun there daily. 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. There is a great gift shop as well. The Lighthouse recently received a grant for renovations, so look for exciting changes coming soon.

Arena Theater

Located in the heart of downtown Point Arena, the Arena Theater is a 1928-vintage vaudeville theater and film palace, restored in 1996 to an Art Deco style, state-of-the-art entertainment venue. Arena Theater brings live performances and artists to the stage of this Mendocino Coast venue and operates every day of the year showing first run movies.

Hiking/Beach walking

There are some lovely beaches and trails in our area, perfect for quiet walks and nature escapes. Check out this website from some great ideas. http://www.scout.me/hiking–near–point-arena-ca

Gualala River Excursions

Rent a kayak or canoe and explore the serene beauty of the Gualala River. You’ll see plenty of towering redwoods and wildlife. Adventure Rents can rent you the boat, or you can book a guided tour.
707 884-4FUN (4386)

Ross Ranch Horseback Tours

Take a guided horseback ride along the beach or through redwood forest.
(707) 877-1834 www.rossranch.biz

Garcia River Casino

Casino with all your favorite slot machines, River Grill Restaurant, special monthly promotions, live entertainment and a wine & beer bar. Located on Windy Hollow Road, just off Riverside Drive. Opens at 9am.
www.thegarciarivercasino.com 707-467-5300

Anderson Valley Wineries

Visit world-class vineyards and tasting rooms.

You’ll find one of California’s most quaint and highly-regarded wine producing regions less than one hour’s drive from the preserve. The Anderson Valley is well-known for its Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and French-style sparkling wines.

Local Shopping

Point Arena has a variety of eclectic shops.

Everything under the Sun

Unique Fair Trade gift items from around the world. Socially conscious gift giving.

Lisa’s Luscious Kitchen

50 handcrafted jams, chutneys and more. Gift baskets shipped. Wedding cakes and frozen soups.

Outback Garden and Feed

Feed and pet supplies. Gardening supplies and nursery.

Point Arena Tile Works

Located just South of Point Arena on Highway 1, Point Arena Tile Works makes wonderful handmade inexpensive tiles, a perfect thing to take home for souvenirs. Matt makes a special B Bryan Preserve tile each year that are given to guests who lodge with us.


Specializing in organic and wild crafted medicinal blends and family health care.