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Mendocino Coast

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Address: Mendocino, CA
Phone Number: 707-961-6300
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Kayaking, Driving
Description: A scenic drive along California's Pacific coastline offering beaches...
A scenic drive along California's Pacific coastline offering beaches, historic lighthouses and old-time fishing villages.
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Nice walk

There are many places to enjoy the coastline and watch the waves against the rocks. You can drive right up Main Street in Mendocino and find free parking and take off for a walk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Vonore, Tennessee
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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Mendocino was the west coast backdrop location for the supposedly east coast village where the TV series 'Murder She Wrote' was situated. Those who loved Angela Lansbury's super-sleuth character on TV will enjoy recognizing many homes, streets and vistas from the series while simply taking a drive around town. We took in the simplicity and beauty of the place as... More 

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Vonore, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

There are many places to enjoy the coastline and watch the waves against the rocks. You can drive right up Main Street in Mendocino and find free parking and take off for a walk. There are many wild flowers to enjoy as well as sea birds. We didn't see crowds so could enjoy the sounds of the oceans without needless... More 

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Chico, California
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31 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Absolutely one of the most beautiful places along the California coast that you will ever see if you like ocean views, stunning vistas with lots of rocks, wildflowers in season, great ocean walks, and sounds of the ocean. Drive into the sweet Victorian village where there are plentiful shops and some restaurants and just explore. We always park right in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The views are spectacular and the sandy beaches are awesome. The waves crashing over rocks are mesmerizing so take some time to enjoy. Some of the tide pools are cool as well.

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Dana Point, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

There are many places to walk by the coast as well as shopping in Mendocino and visiting Glass Beach in nearby Ft. Bragg.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Loved everything everything everything everything everything everything everything everything about it!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Simply put, one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. We could not stop admiring the natural beauty. The rocks off the coast keep the surf moving and splashing; constantly differing views and photo opportunities. Highly recommend.

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Sacramento, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Beautiful rocky coast line which I enjoyed while on my morning runs. We also drove up to glass beach in fort Bragg. Given it is a little overrated but we had fun climbing the rocks and the glass in the sand is pretty.

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Beautiful coast, amazing drive ... every mile there was a new scene to take in ... many beautiful places to visit or stop

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Yucaipa, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This review is my opinion of what is best to do from a scenic standpoint in the area. It will address Coastal Beauty/walks/hikes, then Forest beauty in the "local" area, and finally a miscellaneous other category (that will include the Anderson Valley wineries, etc). I have spent 10 days each month for 1 1/2 years there working (and exploring) in... More 

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