Point Vicente is on the Palos Verdes Peninsula between Long Point to the southeast and Resort Point to the northwest, about 20 miles (32 km) south-southeast of Santa Monica and 12.5 miles (20 km) west of Long Beach, California.
Ballast Point is a peninsula that extends northwest for 0.44 miles (0.7 km) from the Point Loma Peninsula at the mouth of San Diego Bay, about 11 miles (18 km) south of La Jolla and 4 miles (6 km) southwest of downtown San Diego, California.
New Point Loma Light is a lighthouse station at the southern tip of Point Loma, a peninsula with a prominent headland that forms the western shore of San Diego Bay, about 12 miles (19 km) south of La Jolla and 5.6 miles (9 km) southwest of downtown San Diego, California.
Battery Point is a point of land forming the western shore of a crescent-shaped bight, and the harbor for Crescent City, about 22 miles (35 km) south-southeast of Brookings and 66 miles (106 km) north of Eureka, California.
Yaquina Head is a prominent basalt headland, adjacent to the community of Agate Beach, rising over 100 feet (30 m) in elevation and extending 0.75 miles (1.2 km) into the Pacific Ocean, about 9 miles (15 km) south of Depoe Bay and 3 miles (5 km) north-northwest of Newport, Oregon.
East Point is the end of a long peninsula at the easternmost tip of Saturna Island in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, about 35 miles (56 km) south of Vancouver and 18 miles (29 km) northeast of Sidney, British Columbia.
Point Conception is located on the Gaviota Coast, at the western end of the Santa Barbara Channel, about 45 miles (72 km) west of Santa Barbara and 13 miles (21 km) south of Lompoc, California.
Portlock Point is part of a larger peninsula that forms the eastern extremity of Prevost Island and is part of the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, about 33 miles (53 km) south-southwest of Vancouver and 13 miles (21 km) north-northeast of Sydney, British Columbia.
Point Arena is a narrow headland about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) long with a historical lighthouse that marks a significant change in the orientation of the Mendocino Coast, about 34 miles (55 km) south of Fort Bragg and 4 miles (6.4 km) northwest of the community of Point Arena, California.
Cape Sarichef is located at the southwestern end of Unimak Island, at the northwestern entrance to Unimak Pass on the Bering Sea coast, and on the northwest flank of Pogromni Volcano, about 80 miles (129 km) northeast of Dutch Harbor and 63 miles (101 km) west-southwest of False Pass, Alaska.
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