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Mendocino Coast

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Address: Mendocino, CA
Phone Number: 707-961-6300
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Activities: Driving, Kayaking, Viewing wildlife
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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Awesome cliffs and little beaches

Folks like me from the East Coast are used to grand, level-ish, sand beaches. These are sights to behold! Steep cliffs, coves of sandy beaches, huge rocks, and powerful waves 10x... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
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Buckhead, Georgia
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Buckhead, Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Folks like me from the East Coast are used to grand, level-ish, sand beaches. These are sights to behold! Steep cliffs, coves of sandy beaches, huge rocks, and powerful waves 10x taller than you are will fill you with an overwhelming sense of magnificence.

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West Sacramento, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

From San Francisco it's a 3 hour twister in your car. From the Sacramento area, it's a 4 hour thing. That said....... It's worth it! Just get prepared for a general brief list of services......but the scenery and locale are to die for!

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Oakland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Having beaches open to you without crowds and tide pools that were home to great sea life were beyond my dreams. The rock patterns on the shore were breathtaking not to speak of the sunsets.

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San Francisco, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The Mendocino Coast is beautiful. It's a great place for romance and whale watching. Lots of quaint architecture and nice shops to meander in and out of.

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Sebastopol, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
19 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Unforgettable ocean views from bluff tops, all beaches clean & open to public at no cost, water clean or minimally polluted, conifer forests gradually recovering from destructive forms of logging, plenty of state parks & hiking trails, lively arts & crafts scene, many excellent inns & restaurants - what's not to love besides hefty room prices (Ft. Bragg being the... More 

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Saratoga, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Beautiful. A hard drive but worth it for the scenery. Check out the state beach, look for tidepools. Great restaurants, and a nice museum in town.

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Let me just start by saying the north coast is so different from the south coast (with starting point at San Francisco). We wanted to see the glass beach but unfortunately, it is under construction until December 2015. We'll be back for that for sure. We did see MacKerricher State Park which was beautiful. Nice boardwalk trail, open skies and... More 

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Palo Alto
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Foggy evenings. Even when it rains it is a great place to be. We were able to walk to restaurants and shops from our well positioned hotel room

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Goshen, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
24 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Forget Christopher Columbus ... have fun pretending that there is an edge to this planet we stand on ... and take comfort in knowing that you have the fine folk of the Mendocino area to offer you places of relaxation and repast. Also consider that you truly have not seen all of what you can see of the coastline unless... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

The Mendocino coast is wild and peaceful. It is ever changing . Never the same and always a wonderment. I am sitting here as I write watching the waves break over the rocks. There are a multitude of greens of every shade intermixed with the boiling whites as the surf breaks off the rocks. Truely inspiring.

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