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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bakery
“World class Danish and dessert pastry, amazing cookies, chocolates, cakes, cupcakes and gourmet donuts every Friday! Located in downtown point arena, ten minutes north of the cottage. Cash or check only!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Lodging
“Private preserve actively committed to the breeding and preservation of African hoof Stock. The various species of zebra, giraffe, and antelope range from critically endangered to endangered, and range in large, open fields on our property in Point Arena, California.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great bar, great food and portions! Their second-story views of the ocean at sunset are legendary!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Cinema
“First run movies, classic movie nights, live concerts, other special events, great popcorn and great prices.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Street Address
“215 offers beer and wine along with panini sandwiches and bar snacks. This is a place where locals gather because there is often live music in the evenings.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious food, intimate dining room. Small plates on Thursday and Friday and prix fixe supper club on Saturday. Cash or local check only! Reservations highly recommended.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bus Station
“This old theater serves as an anchor point for the community and town of Point Arena. Most evening events and concerts are posted outside and most are family-friendly (all ages, left to parental judgment). Many first-run movies are shown. Occasional Met Opera events are simulcast.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A local's favorite! We love this small, crowded bistro like restaurant. It's really different!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Functioning pier from where you can watch boats, surfers and throw out a line to fish.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Auto Workshop
“Soups, salads, breakfast, baked goods, organics, coffee, wine and beer. Current location of Third Thursday Poetry with Jazz each month. Ferlinghetti, get a load of this!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Gluten free. Attached to the Sign of The Whale. Try the duck confi french fries!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Craft cocktails (try the REAL whisky sour if Hoolis is working) great juke box and local color. Right down the street, no need to drive.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“Owned by my dear friend Lisa, this tiny shop on the south end of Point Arena offers a wide selection of handcrafted, locally sourced jams, chutneys, oils and vinegars; plus soups and other to go treats. She does a brisk "holiday basket" business and once you buy one of her products, you will know why!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Food
“Roots has the most wonderful, natural products for body and health. And the shop smells wonderful!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
  • 1 local recommends
Store
“Perfect lunch spot. Take a walk on the pier while you're there. Maybe cast out and catch a fish. Watch (or catch) a wave. Caution: nerves of steel (first-hand experience here) may be required for some parents while your small children hop giddily among the rocks by the parking lot ;)”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Great bar, great food and portions! Their second-story views of the ocean at sunset are legendary!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious food, intimate dining room. Small plates on Thursday and Friday and prix fixe supper club on Saturday. Cash or local check only! Reservations highly recommended.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A local's favorite! We love this small, crowded bistro like restaurant. It's really different!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Gluten free. Attached to the Sign of The Whale. Try the duck confi french fries!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“Owned by my dear friend Lisa, this tiny shop on the south end of Point Arena offers a wide selection of handcrafted, locally sourced jams, chutneys, oils and vinegars; plus soups and other to go treats. She does a brisk "holiday basket" business and once you buy one of her products, you will know why!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Auto Workshop
“Open for breakfast and lunch every day except Thursday! Good down home food. Yeah!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious pizza at the point arena cove. A local favorite and the “lucky seven” pint of draft beer and a slice of your favorite pizza flavor for $7 is too good a deal to pass up! Cash or credit accepted.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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