Don’t miss the historic light station, built in 1909 and surrounded by 270 acres of undeveloped coastal bluffs. This State Park occupies a spectacular headland extending out into the Pacific. There is a parking area inside the gate off Point Cabrillo Drive, adjacent to the restored Kearn farmhouse. Enjoy the half-mile downhill walk to the Light Station buildings. Note: there is parking for disabled persons in front of and behind the 1st Assistant Lightkeeper’s House (the first residence) at the bottom of the hill. There are two paths to the Station. The dirt path begins at the north end of the parking lot and takes you through the introduced grassland and coastal prairie. The paved access road to the south is an easier walk. The State Historic Park is open from sunrise to sunset daily.
The Light Station is a marvelous spot for family reunions, friendship gatherings and weddings on the Mendocino Coast. Conveniently located between Mendocino and Fort Bragg, there is on-site housing for up to 18 people in the well appointed historic buildings.