Schooner Gulch State Beach, Point Arena

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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.
The 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.
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  • Went at low tide but still wasn’t low enough, but got to see most of the boulders, just couldn’t go out without getting wet. There’s no cable ladder, just many well placed wooden stairs which were eas...  more »
  • When the tide is low on this beach you can see the rocks that look like bowling balls. It is so amazing. There is so many things to explore in the rocks. Truly a great adventure!  more »
  • Very small beach, a bit of a hike, but well worth it. Great place to go if you want to be off the beaten path and have the beach to yourself. Beautiful views and a good spot for a picnic.
  • Secluded and well worth the stop off Hwy 101. The adventurous type can venture up the Northern bluffs over to Bowling Beach; check your tide tables for the best time to visit. Note there are stinging nettle plants along the trail - watch those bare legs! If you are coming Northbound, be careful swinging into the parking area; Southbound traffic has a blind hill on approach.

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