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Mendocino Headlands State Park

Hwy 1, Mendocino, CA 95460
707-937-5804
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Mendocino
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
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Owner description: A scenic and appealing rugged promontory along the California coast.

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Sayville, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

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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New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

The park has great views of the coast and some abandoned buildings that are all great subjects for a photographer.

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Mendocino, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I walk the headlands almost everyday and never tire of the view. If you are visiting Mendocino and do not have much time to spare walking or driving the headlands (with a stop or two) is the one thing I would recommend you do. You will see magnificent ocean vistas, oftentimes hear sea lions and see a large variety of... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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28 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We had not been back to Mendocino for over five years. The drought has certainly affected the flora and fauna. Usually, the landscape is quite green and lush, but there were many "brown areas" prevalent during our visit. Nonetheless, it was still beautiful.

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Chicago, IL
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205 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This state park is around the town of Mendocino. There are some walking paths on the clifftops, as well as down to the 2 beaches. The views of the ocean, as well as of the town are fabulous. There is a blowhole and the sunset views from the parking area are quite phenomenal. A great wander when staying in or... More

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Granite Bay, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Fantastic views all the way around the loop and great way to wander a day away watching the waves crash the cliffs.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Visit the town of Mendocino if you like scenic older buildings, good food, and quick access to gorgeous views of rocky beaches. We kept hoping to see sea lions, but never did.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

You'll never see anything quite like it. If you're in the area, plan on spending at least an hour or two wandering the headlands. The view is jaw-dropping and the hiking is second to none.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Perfect sunset spot. Bring a bottle of wine and hang out watching the waves crash and the sky painted with colors.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We could walk to the Headlands from Sea Rock and then walk from Headlands into town for lunch :) It was magical, waves crashing, sea lions, very beautiful.

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