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Mendocino Headlands State Park

Hwy 1, Mendocino, CA 95460
+1 707-937-5804
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Power and Beauty

The Headlands are easily accessible and well worth it. Stunning views of beaches, arch rocks just... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Spokane, WA
Just wow

What a beautiful place. You could spend hours here and never get bored of the views. And even... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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A scenic and appealing rugged promontory along the California coast.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“rock formations” (11 reviews)
“off shore” (5 reviews)
Hwy 1, Mendocino, CA 95460
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Headlands are easily accessible and well worth it. Stunning views of beaches, arch rocks just fill your senses. Ocean mist fills you up and coats your face. Seabirds pivot and call and the smell of seaweed fills your lungs. An epic experience!

Thank RushCubFan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful place. You could spend hours here and never get bored of the views. And even though so many people visit here, it’s so expansive that you can find solitude to take in all the scenery.

Thank Rodriku
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Art and shopping abound, but not the attraction for me. I go to see whales, epic northern CA Coast seascapes, birds. And to breath the heavenly sea air. And to sit at Flow with a fine glass of wine while taking in the view. Peace...More

Thank karen e
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Everyone says go south and we have done but I have to say I think north is better. We spent hours walking the headland absolutely breathtaking. We saw whales and seals and beautiful scenery. Couldn’t get enough of it

Thank Libran_Lovely
Reviewed 1 November 2017

It's just gorgeous. You can sprawl on the beach. You can stroll. It's just super low key, easy to access, and stunningly gorgeous.

Thank BoldlyGoing
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

This was our third visit to Mendocino and our second stay at the Sea Rock Inn. Mendocino Headlands State Park is right down the street from the inn yet we had never visited it. This time we did, and we were absolutely blown away. It...More

Thank dahliamimi
Reviewed 28 October 2017

If you only had 24 hrs in Mendocino and could only do one thing, visiting this park and walking the peninsula, would be it. A postcard awaits every turn and perch.

Thank Rob P
Reviewed 25 October 2017

When traveling along the Mendocino coast, this park is worth a stop. Beautiful, unspoiled scenery and no crowds make this a quiet destination.

Thank Melanie W
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This is a great area to take your time, join friends, or have a picnic! Plenty of room to breathe and enjoy the beautiful water and scenery. Nature abounds here!

Thank Adventurer2day
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

If you drive all the way to Mendocino you walk a few steps to ward the Headlands. Take pictures and keep on walking until your tired. Stay back from edge!

Thank BoulderNut
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17 June 2016|
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Response from Tahoefancynancy | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Start at mckerriker state park hiking up the coast you will see tide pools ,breeding grounds for seals, up to the sand dunes and back. One could go for a long hike to 10 mile river. It's beautiful coastal trip. Then if... More