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Mendocino Headlands State Park

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Address: Hwy 1, Mendocino, CA 95460
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+1 707-937-5804
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A scenic and appealing rugged promontory along the California coast.

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It's a beautiful view of the ocean crashing into the coast. Even in the rain it is a must stop. We stretched our legs with a short walk with small trails leading out to the edges... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Visalia, California
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Visalia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a beautiful view of the ocean crashing into the coast. Even in the rain it is a must stop. We stretched our legs with a short walk with small trails leading out to the edges of cliffs with drop offs into the ocean. Short stops with much time spent are worth it.

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Sparks, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great views of the coast and the ocean waves splashing to the top of the bluffs on an incoming tide. It is a very short walk from the edge of town

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was amazing to see the huge waves crashing into the rocks. The waves were bigger than anything I've seen along the Bay Area beaches! I loved how this place was a very short walk from the downtown area. There are dogs allowed and you have to sometimes watch out for dog poop on the ground. Area by the... More 

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Thank Timothy Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous park with amazing Pacific Ocean views! I've hiked the area more seriously on past visits but this time I visited with a sprained ankle. The upper paths are easily accessible to most individuals so I was still able to hobble around and take in the extraordinary scenery and a spectacular sunset.

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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty of things to see and some excellent scenery. Remember to take your camera and a tripod. Watch out for the sea mist that comes in rather quickly

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A number of spots to stop and take in the fantastic views. The rock formations and arches are amazing. Really breathtaking. Definitely recommend stopping on the way along the coast on Hwy 1.

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Thank Rich_Holden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Pleasant paths on top with a challenge to descend to water level. Beautiful area which might benefit from more educational and historic signage

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Taos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Do crashing waves on the Pacific Northwest ever get old? On a recent trip, all we could do was go around and ask the locals if they realized how beautiful their town is. Fortunately, they do.

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San Leandro, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Sunrise is a great time of day to walk along the coastline. Amazing land features and so many parts that have eroded from the mainland.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful places on earth. It felt like Cape Cod, but in California! I can't wait to go back.

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