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Great Kayaking

This is a great river to kayak. Easy launching the boat and lots of parking. Wide river and a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brentwood, California
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Beautiful stop to take a break.

This is a great place to stop and take a break from the road. The beach here is an inlet so you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Roseville, California
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A beautiful estuary in which to observe nature.
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“easy paddle” (2 reviews)
Mendocino, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great river to kayak. Easy launching the boat and lots of parking. Wide river and a leisurely pace. A bit of a head wind at times when heading back towards the ocean, but we'll worth the visit.

Thank CindyC059
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to stop and take a break from the road. The beach here is an inlet so you don't have the waves crashing around you. Enjoy it.

Thank Lesliemhm
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We had a wonderful weekend staying in this charming little town. I recommend this for any get way time you need. So relaxing and beautiful! very nice Mendocino visit

Thank Pam L
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Blue Herons...seals...redwoods and the graceful beauty of Big River meeting the Pacific Ocean! The old logging road meanders back along Big River...great for walking, running or riding your bike!

Thank Janet A
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Not many places where you can stroll a rugged Pacific Ocean sandy beach and continue inland for an 8 mile hike along a pristine estuary among the Redwoods. Catch the river otters, harbor seals, California sea lions and blue herons, Easy chip sealed walking path...More

1  Thank Gaswith2ns
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I did an hour's walk in the late afternoon light. It was beautiful. Started at the beach below Mendocino and walked up the old logging road to the quarry and back. The light on the river was beautiful with hawks gliding. Easy walking up the...More

1  Thank AndrewJV_11
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The water is always super cold but you can let kids play there and even splash in the water yourself if you are careful.

Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Great place to walk the dog and kids. Very nice beach, especially at low tide. If you bring your canoe the river is a an easy paddle up and back.

Thank kalin f
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Big River beach is beautiful, a real hidden gem. We found this on the 2nd day and spent most of the next day here. Worth a trip if you like the beach and the ocean.

Thank 102beckyuk
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We took a pleasant, relaxing 45 minute stroll along the Big River path. The path is easy to navigate with views of the river and trees. Though hoping for some wildlife, in September we saw only a few birds. The walk makes for a fine...More

Thank DulciTraveler
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