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Mendocino Coast

Mendocino, CA
707-961-6300
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Mendocino
Type: Scenic Drives, Bodies of Water
Activities: Driving, Viewing wildlife, Kayaking
Description: A scenic drive along California's Pacific coastline offering beaches, historic lighthouses and old-time fishing villages.
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Calgary, Canada
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212 reviews 212 reviews
40 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Make sure you don't just see the area around downtown, but venture to the state park, as there is so much wonderful coastline to see and experience, and is not to be missed!

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Saint Paul, MN
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

You can point your camera in any direction and get a beautiful shot on Highway 1 up the coast road to Mendocino. We took the scenic route and were well rewarded with every bend in the road: twisty turns (not for the vertiginous) gave us views of coves, beaches, breakers, and birds. We stopped frequently for bowls of the local... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Sound of the wind, waves and dizzy heights. Despite that, you are never far from civilization where you can have a relaxing cup of coffee after that bracing walk.

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

loved everything except for the curvy and long ride up the coast on highway 1. Will not do that again! All else was majestic!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had a great time on the Mendocino Coast. The weather was spectacular, and we had a picnic overlooking the beach.

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Layton, Utah
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Beautiful country, harrowing drive on Hwy 1 :), fun tide pools and beach for the kids. Breathtaking cliffs and ocean views.

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Nevada City, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

What is there to say except that Mendocino has the most beautiful waves and although there is some beach access, I don't associate it with a place Id walk on the beach at. Instead Mendocino, to me is a place where you watch the restless sea from above and bask in its natural beauty. So much of this area hasn't... More

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New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I enjoyed my stay at Mendocino. It is a nice little town with beautiful coast and shops/restaurants.

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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309 reviews 309 reviews
103 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great views and amazing vistas. Beautiful California scenic route. Way better than the interstate. Enjoy the views and the peace

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Fremont, California
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1,171 reviews 1,171 reviews
733 attraction reviews
836 helpful votes 836 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We enjoy going to Mendocino and depending upon what we are doing either stay in Mendocino and like in particular the Little River area for that or in Fort Bragg area (i.e. generally Fort Bragg if want to take the Skunk Train). We like the state parks in the area and stop at them during our drive. Some of our... More

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