Mendocino Headlands State Park, Mendocino

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  • If you are close to the town of Mendocino you need to walk around the Mendocino Headlands. Start right at town hard towards the water and walk the coast line to the public restroom and back. 3 mile ro...  more »
  • It literally wraps around downtown Mendocino. Beautiful coastline with many arches carved out by the waves and unique sandstone formations we have not seen elsewhere along the California coast. Very m...  more »
  • We drive into Mendocino. The town is on the edge of a cliff. The beautiful little town was full of visitors. We headed to Mendocino Headlands State Park for more photo opportunities. The park is on th...  more »
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  • The scenery here is incredible. My out of state friends and family most often say that the photos "do not look real". The freshness of the offshore winds and the quality of light that gets filtered through the marine layer lends a quality of magical realism that is difficult to fund elsewhere (without a passport). It doesn't hurt that there is something for those who value good grub, small town charm, and authentic artistic temperaments.
  • The Mendocino Headands are truly a world class walking experience. You can see whales spouting in the distance, birds soaring overhead, the redwood forest to the east and the vast Pacific Ocean to the west. Be careful near the high cliffs. Boardwalks would be a welcome improvement as the trails are becoming seriously eroded.
  • Fantastic walk! You can walk around a point which was several trails with benches and picnic tables. The trail offers good views of the oceans and the town. At the tip of the point you can make your way to some tidal pools. There is no beach access any more. The old access point has been closed off due to errosion.
  • Stunning! Easy to get to and explore. I hiked it in heels. We were early for dinner and the sunset was breathtaking so we walked in to the point. I was born and raised in CA and this place still makes me feel lucky to be from this wonderful state.
  • Glass filled beaches, star fish jellies, sea urchins and caves, serene seaworthy sunsets .... Mendocino ... Captivating California! A tiny town with a tasty and youthful vibe!
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