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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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Stunning Views of The Sea And of The Town

You can walk as long as you want meandering out into the headlands...spectacular blow holes, arches, caves, crashing waves, whale watching in season, beaches to explore, benches... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Mill Valley, California
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Mill Valley, California
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311 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You can walk as long as you want meandering out into the headlands...spectacular blow holes, arches, caves, crashing waves, whale watching in season, beaches to explore, benches to sit and contemplate the sea!

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Thank Joan88
Antwerp, Belgium
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can start the walk on different locations. You can choose how long you want to make it. You can just stay on the path above or go a bit closer to see the ocean and the caves. We even saw a seal out there. Amazing !

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1 Thank 90Dreamer
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked all over the headlands, and easily did over 3km just in the park alone that day, and more including side areas and doubling back through the park to try other small trails. Not too cold in January, and fantastic views.

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1 Thank Diana M
New York City, New York
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113 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mendocino is one of our favorite places to visit. Absolutely gorgeous vistas and the town itself look like a movie set. Well worth seeing this off-the-beaten-track small town. Highly recommend!

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Thank auntcy1
Sunnyvale, California
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54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We stood out there for hours and watched the gray whale migrate. It was pretty awesome. Large pods of 5 or so. Pretty awesome! There is a lot to explore around and even benches to sit on.

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2 Thank IHeartSpain
Arizona
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Wow!!!! You must get out and walk the headlands, every 100 feet something new and different view!! We stayed in town and walked to the bluffs with the totem pole and sunken earth that showed waves crashing and circulating, great view of the town. Upon check out we explore more: drive to more headlands and walk them- truely incredible!!!

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1 Thank Felizabeth001
Santa Rosa, California
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42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I love walking around the Headlands. Plenty of places to park and just get out and follow the trails. Often times whale spouts are easily visible from the headlands if the wind is calm, during migration of course. Take a sweater as it can be cool and a camera because you will want to capture at least some of the... More 

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Thank Marshall W
California
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374 reviews
153 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Thank legsbell
El Dorado Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

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

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Ventura, California
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

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.

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