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Mendocino Coast, Mendocino
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Climb on the rocks lining the beach to get a view of the surf, other beaches, lighthouses, and fishing villages along Mendocino Coast. Walk around the area and look out for the otters that frequent the river. Explore the bluffs and the caves underneath many of them, hike or bike along one of the trails, or go horseback riding on the beach. Be sure to ride the train through the redwoods, which takes you to places that are inaccessible by car and foot. Take a look at our Mendocino itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Mendocino Coast and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Mendocino county's coastline is simply spectacular. My husband and I visited during the quiet off season in November, and were completely blown away by how beautiful it was. If you're flying into CA, ...  more »
  • As with most of the coast in Northern California, the Mendocino Coast is simply spectacular. What makes this small piece of California's coast extra special is being near Mendocino. A "two for one" ba...  more »
  • Beautiful views and no one to be seen. Take pictures and make everyone jealous. A quiet place to reflect