We can all agree that our country is filled with amazing sights to see. A lot of them point back to some time in history that can be so fun and interesting to learn. Going to see a lot of these sights is something that many travelers like to do every year. One sight that many love to see is lighthouses. You may think that many of the nation’s lighthouses reside on the East Coast, but you would be wrong. We have our fair share here in California and we at Sea Rock Inn love not only going to see them but also suggesting this activity to many of our guests. Come see a couple of our Mendocino lighthouses and take a step back into our beautiful past.
Two of the Most Stunning Mendocino Lighthouses
Before we get into our local Mendocino lighthouses, we want to share with you a great resource in finding our local lighthouses as well as other lighthouses in the country, Lighthouse Friends. The guys and gals at Lighthouse Friends love seeing these historical places and sharing that knowledge with others. You can search by state as well a number of features that are special to that lighthouse. Examples would be that they are photogenic or haunted or if there is a fee or they are easily accessible. Be sure to have a look at their site any time you want to see any of our Mendocino lighthouses or any other lighthouses around the nation.
Point Cabrillo Light Station
The Point Cabrillo Light Station is located between Mendocino and Fort Bragg on Highway 1 and is one of the most gorgeous Mendocino lighthouses in the area as well as just a great place to visit. Since it is off of a cliff we highly suggest that you bring your camera. The Point Cabrillo Light Station is a part of the California State Historical Parks. It was built in 1908 and was integral to the safety of the many ships that went up and down the coast as part of the huge lumber industry that was in California at that time. The lens at this Mendocino lighthouse is unique as it was built by the Chance Brothers in England and there are only two others in the U.S. When you visit, you will have a chance to not only visit the light station but also the grounds. Be sure to check out their hiking trails. There are usually all sorts of marine life near Point Cabrillo like whales and harbor seals and sea lions. As you can see, there are so many ways to enjoy this Mendocino lighthouse.
Point Arena Lighthouse
Next on our tour of Mendocino lighthouses takes us south to Point Arena. This lighthouse is also stunning as well and the grounds are fantastic too. It juts out into the Pacific Ocean and is surrounded by water on 3 sides so you can have a truly amazing panoramic view of the ocean. Once you climb to the top of this serene lighthouse you will not want to come down. When you have views like they do, it’s no wonder they have so many events and weddings at their location. They do offer guided and self-guided tours of the museum, tower, and grounds. They are open everyday so be sure to add this Mendocino lighthouse to your itinerary.
Unwind at Sea Rock Inn
As you can see, Mendocino is a beautiful place to visit, especially if you love lighthouses. When you do decide to visit one of the Mendocino lighthouses, we hope you will consider staying with us at Sea Rock Inn. Our stunning B&B is located off of Highway 1 and is a great spot between these two lighthouses. Just like both of these Mendocino lighthouses, we are also close to the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean and our rooms and grounds have some amazing views. In your room, you will find our decor to be simple and reflective of our area. We have deluxe amenities in each room to make sure your stay with us is just like home. Our beds are topped with luxurious linens to ensure you will fall asleep easily. Contact us today and start planning a great trip to Mendocino.
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