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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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The beaches here are beautiful. Portuguese beach was stunning. Spent the evening walking down the beach admiring the small, little water falls that were falling off the cliff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The beaches here are beautiful. Portuguese beach was stunning. Spent the evening walking down the beach admiring the small, little water falls that were falling off the cliff through the plants, then went up to the cliff and climbed down and watched the waves while the sun set. Truly wonderful.

Thank svictoriaf
Nelson, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such a relaxing way to spend the afternoon. The coastline is breathtaking, the town so quaint and friendly. This is a place I will return to. One afternoon was not enough.

Thank KootenayBliss
Willows, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A two week program, we chose to attend the Jazz Band performance and were greatly satisfied by the band, its director and Clairdee, a vocalist of skill. She's on the i-net if you care to listen.

Thank Ronald A
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The views are incredible! You can just drive through the park and soak in the views, or walk along the coast on a number of easily accessed trails.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit to Mendocino was punctuated by a walk through the Mendocino Headlands. The coastline is rugged and beautiful, with endless rock formations as you take your stroll along the paths. Photo opportunities abound, as you can take photos looking back toward the town of Mendocino, toward other parts of the coast, looking down in to the formations, or using... More 

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Thank Danny R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

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 July 4, 2016

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!

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