Point Conception is located at the northwestern end of the Santa Barbara Channel and together with Point Arguello creates a natural division between the Southern California Bight and the coast of Central California.
Bodega Head is a granite headland that protects the Bodega harbor from open ocean waves, and offers stunning vistas, hiking trails, beach access, and wildlife viewing, including seabirds, seals, and migrating whales.
The name for Hug Point dates to the early days of travel between the communities of Cannon Beach and Arch Cape when wagons were driven on the beach and had to hug this particular point to avoid being caught in the surf.
Pillar Point is located about 20 miles (32 km) south of San Francisco, and is adjacent to the community of Half Moon Bay. The bluff property was historically used for grazing, and in 1940 it was purchased by the U.S Army for an observation post.
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