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Our favorite Go Local & Dog Friendly Links!



The MendoNoma Coast is a true pet and nature lovers paradise!  With trails, beaches, bluffs and campgrounds galore to share with your four-legged furriends!

Elegant, Oceanview Sea Ranch Abalone Bay

… and We're Dog-Friendly, Too!








Imagine stepping from the cool night air into the warm bubbles of your private hot tub. A glass of local wine or a mug of craft beer (you pick!) sits beside you – a tasty memoir of your recent jaunt through Sonoma wine country. As you relax in the soothing water, you glance up at the inky sky, where an eruption of constellations twinkles back at you. It's paradise.


Make Sea Ranch getaway to coastal Sea Ranch Abalone Bay. Your dog-friendly retreat begins with white water views framed in the great room picture windows.  Seals, whales, deer, herons and other neighbors in nature will inspire you. The home’s private fenced in courtyard with hot tub opens to view the ocean just steps away. It is a sumptuous retreat perfect for six. You have private access to beaches and trails to enjoy hiking. Enjoy exploring nearby communities of coastal Sonoma and Mendocino as you go kayaking, wine tasting, visiting the multitude of art galleries.  And of course, it's pawfectly situated for your Pawtrait Rendezvous with the PawPawrazzi to dogument your coastal getaway!


The beautiful and historic Point Arena Lighthouse!

Also has dog friendly Lighthouse Keeper's Cottages




The Lighthouse is situated on the closest point of land to the Hawaiian Islands in the Continental United States. The point is surrounded on three sides by the Pacific Ocean which keeps the area cool. The isolation and serenity of the Point makes it a great place to take your vacation. 

The Point Arena Lighthouse is set in one of the most spectacular and 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! Access to the lantern room provides a panoramic view of the rugged California coast and of the ocean.


Guided tours of the light station museum and tower, as well as self-guided tours of the grounds, are available daily. Afterward, spend some time browsing through our lighthouse gift store where you can find exquisite abalone jewelry, work by local artists, Point Arena Lighthouse clothing, gift certificates, music, and other great gifts. 

For special lighthouse memories consider taking advantage of our stunning backdrop for your Pet's Pawtraits! Visit the Point Arena Lighthouse today for a memorable experience on the breathtaking Mendocino Coast!

For those who want to spend more time by the sea the area offers wine tasting tours, art galleries displaying art created by our many local artists, and seasonal farmer's markets. Horse riding on the ocean terrace is also available in our area. During the spring and fall seasons whales, seals, sea birds, and many other types of wildlife can be seen in the area. 

Your vacation can include dog lodging in one of their lighthouse vacation rentals!  Stay in comfortable accommodations in our historic keepers' home vacation rentals which are available year round. Magnificent views, coastal mountains, and the Pacific Ocean combine to provide a unique lodging experience.


 The off-leash beach at Noyo Harbor offers your dog a chance to stretch his legs in the surf, and many businesses and activities around the county welcome dogs as well. Stroll around the Mendocino Botanical Gardens, stop in for a wine tasting at pet-friendly vineyards, or take a walk around a state park.  Many area businesses and activities will even have a treat on hand to welcome you and your pets.

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

18220 North Highway One

Fort Bragg, CA  95437



" I could not love him more or be prouder of my wee Leo.

Adopt a Shelter Dog, You'll have a furrever friend!”   ~ Anne Mary Schaefer

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