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Mendocino Headlands State Park

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Address: Hwy 1, Mendocino, CA 95460
Phone Number: 707-937-5804

A scenic and appealing rugged promontory along the California coast.

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One of my top five outdoor locations on all planet earth. The views and the coastline are breathtaking. The entire walk takes about an hour. Wear good shoes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of my top five outdoor locations on all planet earth. The views and the coastline are breathtaking. The entire walk takes about an hour. Wear good shoes.

Thank hvl21950
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was just what we were hoping to see on our Californian coastal road trip. The private and public buildings are beautifully cared for and very individual - I loved the wooden sidewalks and colourful flowers. We were very lucky with the weather which was blue skies and sunny the day we visited. The day before when we arrived in... More 

Thank Lavarcham
Claremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We took our family including our 4 and 6 year old grandchildren to the beach. It is a really nice setting with a beach and the Big River. The kids were able to wander into the water without dealing with waves and we were much more relaxed watching them. Dogs are also allowed which is a bonus.

Thank FLB
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the park several time, once approaching from the south, adjacent to the village, and once from the north end of the park. We enjoyed walking along the bluff trails and viewing the rugged Mendocino coast.

Thank MBTraveler47
Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in Mendocino for 2 days, we walked the hiking paths of the Mendocino Headlands State Park each day. The trail is fun, easy and BEAUTIFUL!!! There are photo opportunities galore, if you are so inclined, and I definitely was! Highly recommended!

1 Thank James J
Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Adjacent to the commercial streets of Mendocino, the Headlands are amongst the most beautiful in California, or anywhere for that matter. The endless complexity of the rock formations, crashing surf, exhilarating sea breeze and views of lovely Mendocino make a walk on the Headlands an experience not to be missed.

Thank Edward L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful. Easy walks walk to the beach or to the cliffs . it doesn't get much better. Drive west of the village to the headlands. See the erosion caused by the waves breaking against the cliffs. Seagulls screaming and diving and of course the dance of the waves

Thank eagertolearnca
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beach sits below the Mendocino Hotel which is where we were staying one of our nights there in Mendocino County. The water was nice enough to splash in and they have bins to build fires in as well. The beach and water was so clean. We came back twice in 48 hours. It was one of our favorite stops... More 

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Long Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Picnicked in the bluff then spent the afternoon on an easy but spectacular hike along the undulating Mendocino Headlands.

Thank PrettyGreen
Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Every time I am in the village I try to enjoy this lovely nationally protected park. It does not matter the season there is so much fresh air and joy with proximity to the ocean.

Thank 55chauncey

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