Anacapa Island is actually a chain of three small islands, located twelve miles off the California coast and linked together by reefs that are visible at low tide. The islands are named appropriately East, Middle and West Islands. West Island, the largest island of this group, is two miles long by six tenths of a mile wide, and rises to a peak of 930 feet. Middle Island is one and a half miles long, a quarter of a mile wide and 325 feet at its highest point. East Island is a mile long, a quarter of a mile wide, and rises to an elevation of 250 feet. Just off the eastern end of East Island is a forty-foot-high natural bridge, named Arch Rock, which is a trademark for Anacapa and Channel Islands National Park.
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