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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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A scenic and appealing rugged promontory along the California coast.

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Oh what a view

To get to the ocean bluffs, you meander through a lovely forested meadow. This visits we saw deer and Hawks as we made our way to the headlands bluff. It's an easy walk and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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344 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To get to the ocean bluffs, you meander through a lovely forested meadow. This visits we saw deer and Hawks as we made our way to the headlands bluff. It's an easy walk and the ocean views are stellar. Sea caves, tidal pools, sea lions, cormorants make this a must do walk.

Thank legsbell
El Dorado Hills, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful walk with great views, easy access, right across from downtown shops. I have to go back and spend more time there!

Thank klrc2015
Ventura, California
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful walks and views of the ocean and Mendo Coast. A must for all visiting in the area. Waves crashing high above your head if you are daring enough to get that close.

Thank angelhart99
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72 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I walked the Headlands trails and very much enjoyed the ocean and coastline views...the paths are narrow but level so easily traversed...a fun, scenic walk

Thank Davidfromllinois
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well worth the stop on your way down highway 1; try to visit during the low tide to catch the amazing, numerous tide pools and catch a view of the many off-shore caves.

Thank Yoana E
Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful views, delightful walks, access to beaches, great sunsets, ever changing, and always something beautiful to see

Thank Peter H
San Francisco, California
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51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I am embarrassed to say that the first time I visited Mendocino, I totally missed this spot. We visited here this month and were blown away by the views and great places to hike along the jagged coastline. The erosion of the sea has carved out amazing archways and inlets. Plenty of wildlife to look at and so close to... More 

Thank Roohi R
Laguna Niguel, California
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240 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

This park is right next to downtown. Great place to go for a walk before breakfast or dinner. The coastline is beautiful and the town is one of California's iconic and historic coastal communities. Beautifully preserved.

Thank Diverdad1
Los Altos, California
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126 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I've been here many times and all have been different. The one common element is the weather. On a Sunday my spring or fall day it's a gorgeous place to walk. On a cold nasty day it's the perfect place to watch from inside while sipping on your favorite beverage by the fire. Tip: wear layered clothing because you never... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

A beautiful place for a stroll or to watch the sunset or to see the fog rolling in. It's pretty spectacular

Thank anonymousse_grump

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