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Mendocino Headlands State Park

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Address: Hwy 1, Mendocino, CA 95460
Phone Number: 707-937-5804
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Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Description: A scenic and appealing rugged promontory along the California coast.

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Easy access to beautiful scenery

This park is really easy to access -- you just drive West out of Mendocino until you can't go any further. There are some beautiful views from the cliffs, and this should... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

This park is really easy to access -- you just drive West out of Mendocino until you can't go any further. There are some beautiful views from the cliffs, and this should definitely be a stop on your trip to Mendocino no matter what. Limited beach access, but it is definitely the easiest place around Mendocino to access some spectacular... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

follow the trail along the cliffs; you will get some great photos. Lots of marine life at the right time of year (whales in January.) Walk lasted no more than 1/2 hour but a great way to clear your head after lunch or shopping in Menocino.

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El Granada, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We had the beaches to ourselves. The views are breath taking. The area is very well maintained and the trails are easy to walk.

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Oakland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This area is away from the maddening crowd so relaxed and love the ocean views as well as the short hikes will return soon

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Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This area is not to long. It's paths are close to edge giving you full access to the beauty of mendocinos coast. I have heArd People say this is the north version of big sur w/c we have been a few times but I think this is more beautiful as you can truly appreciate it by walking its paths. For... More 

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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Great for picture-taking and enjoying the view of the coastline. Park is clean and seemed well maintained.

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Marlton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This park consists of a narrow trail bordering a scenic rocky headland. It would probably take about a mile to walk the entire trail. It starts from behind the visitors center. It is very enjoyable to sit and get lost in the serenity although it was quite windy while we were there. There was a blowhole and a crater like... More 

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Dublin, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Take a walk along this gorgeous coastline, paths are clearly marked and accessible. Watch the waves just pound the rocks and see the birds flying effortlessly above. Bring a picnic and enjoy this spectacular coastline!

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San Carlos, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

Mendocino Headlands State Park is absolutely beautiful! There is a trail that you can follow along the coast while admiring the beauty of the ocean. Places like these are typically swarming with visitors. However, when I visited in November, there were only a handful of people walking along the trail. I'm not sure if I just happened to visit on... More 

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Sayville, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We live on an island on the east coast. Our beaches are some of the best in the world. The Mendocino shore left us speechless.

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