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Point Arena is a city on the coast of Mendocino County in California's North Coast region.

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  1. Point Arena's main street comprises part of scenic Highway One, California's coastal artery.
  2. Point Arena is associated with the hippie and subsequent counterculture groups. Reportedly, the economy is largely geared toward servicing the summertime tourist industry and marijuana growth.
  3. The Point Arena area is home to an endangered species of rodent known as the Point Arena Mountain Beaver (Aplodontia rufa nigra).
  4. The San Andreas Fault runs out to sea at Point Arena.
  5. Point Arena Lighthouse, at 115 feet, is the tallest lighthouse on the West coast of the United States.

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