Jalama County Beach, California: May 17, 2016
This point is as close as the public can get to the southwesternmost point of the contiguous United States. The southwesternmost point is located near Point Arguello on Vandenberg Air Force Base, near Lompoc, California. But because it's on an Air Force Base, it's off-limits to the public. You can barely see the point in this panorama.
I'd never heard of Jalama County Beach, even though I'd lived in California for 15 years. It's at the end of a dead-end, 14-mile road and there's a nice campground here. I camped here one night and, like the true extreme geographer that I am, made sure that I was closer to the southwesternmost point that evening than anyone else!
- To see my 360-degree panorama photo, click here.
- To read about my visit to Jalama Beach, see News: May 17, 2016.
- To read about the southwesternmost point of the contiguous United States, see The Southwesternmost Point of the U.S.