The rocky coastline along the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands in Mendocino County embodies wild natural beauty: 1,700-acres of dramatic seascapes and memorable coastal hikes. Look for the cool, historic lighthouse as well as unique wildlife sightings, such as the endangered Point Arena Mountain Beaver and the California Red-Legged Frog. Come to this California Coastal National Monument between November and April, and you’ll also find excellent whale-watching: humpback, blue, and gray whales make their annual commutes between Alaska and Mexico.