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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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Beautiful town with amazing outdoor excursions

My family of four (2 young kids) had a wonderful time in Mendocino. We loved all of the hiking trails and state parks, and the ocean scenery was amazing. We had great food, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
jengd1971
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

My family of four (2 young kids) had a wonderful time in Mendocino. We loved all of the hiking trails and state parks, and the ocean scenery was amazing. We had great food, and ate at many local restaurants. A sweet little town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

For water-bugs like me, these views were fantastic. I derive great pleasure from seeing beautiful rock formations, crashing waves, and sunlight off the water. If you are the same, don't miss the drive along Highway 1, from north of Mendocino down the coast to Jenner. There are plenty of places to pull off the road to take in the views,... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Few places make me melt. The highway 1 along the Mendocino coast does just that. Great vistas, many state parks for coastal access, you cannot do better. Bring your camera and warm clothes. Pull off at any of the numerous stops. Walk and explore. Be open to see the absolute beauty of the coastline. Lots of nice places to stay... More 

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Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The walk along the cliffs was awe inspiring. Sea lions would bob in the waves periodically and the water was blue - almost turquoise.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I love the rugged coastline and headlands where you can walk for miles. It was great whale watching during January.

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Buckhead, Georgia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
24 helpful votes 24 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
37 helpful votes 37 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
19 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

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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