Tom and I love to travel up and down our West Coast, and feel pretty darn lucky to be able to jump in the car and head to a number of amazing places within just a few hours of Half Moon Bay. We've been up to the Northern California Coast several times, and Point Arena is one of our favorite places to stay.
There are a series of small cabins for rent that used to be housing for Coast Guard families while they were stationed at the lighthouse. We managed to stay in our favorite one - The Head Keeper's Cottage. Not super fancy, but ocean views as far as you can see out of both sides of the cottage and a kitchen large enough to feed an army!
After several hours of driving (and taking a wrong turn down a really really bad windy road!) we finally arrived to sunshine and blue skies. We were both more than ready to jump of the car, and go for a quick walk before the expected storm started rolling in ...
A fabulous California coastal location to watch crazy ocean storms, and when it's clear the starry skies are incredibly breath taking. Last time we stayed here, we got up in the middle of the night to simply sit on the patio and stargaze - I can't even describe what that was like. Simply Magical.
BRRRRR... time to get the fireplace going and snuggle up with a special "Tom" cocktail! Honestly, being at Point Arena always takes my breath away with the stunning wild, natural beauty surrounding us when we are here. It's one of the few times that I can actually relax and wind down with a good book, good music and great conversations with my boyfriend. Tom had other ideas though.
Totally surprised me with an engagement ring.... and I said yes.
P.S. The Go Fish Glasses can be found on our site! Go Fish