About Anchor Bay

Anchor Bay Facts

Anchor Bay lies in the heart of the "banana belt", because of its unique microclimate; a warm column of air from inland spills over the protective coastal mountains, making the area warmer, with less fog and wind than the surrounding areas.

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Population: 176

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Anchor Bay Elevation:

145 feet

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Nearby Towns:

Gualala (3 miles)
Point Arena (10 miles)

Upcoming Events In Anchor Bay

Davis' Fantastic Voyage
Planning And Preparing An Ecological Risk Assessment
Jesuit Alumni/ae Retreat Friday, May 16 - 18
Laco's Westside Connections 3
Sghs Class Of 2004 -- Contact Information Update/submission
Kenny Frye Band

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Specials near Anchor Bay

Complimentary Tour Of The B Bryan Preserve at Lodging At The B Bryan Preserve
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Anchor Bay California Information

The pretty town of Anchor Bay, located in Southern Mendocino County, is considered part of the 'banana belt', thanks to its unique micro-climate - which is warmer and less foggy and windy than surrounding parts of the county - due to a warm column of air that spills over the protective coastal mountains from inland.

Located between the towns of Point Arena and Gualala, Anchor Bay - population less than 200 - provides visitors with a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean. Schooner Gulch State Beach is a favorite attraction for guests making a stop at Anchor Bay, providing an opportunity to hike, fish, windsurf, or watch the seasonal migration of whales.

You won't find any lodging here but there are a handful of delis, cafes, and general stores where you can grab all the fixings you need for a picnic lunch at Schooner Gulch Beach or where you might partake of a meal overlooking the picturesque Pacific.

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