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MacKerricher State Park

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Address: 24100 Mackerricher Park Rd, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
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+1 707-964-9112
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MacKerricher is a great place to observe whales, and it also provides a...

MacKerricher is a great place to observe whales, and it also provides a habitat for several rare plant species.

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Beautiful boardwalk and ocean view

A must go if you are in the area. There is a beautiful board walk along the coast with cypress trees and awesome ocean view.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Danville, California
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Danville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must go if you are in the area. There is a beautiful board walk along the coast with cypress trees and awesome ocean view.

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Folsom, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting this state park was a fun way to spend some time outdoors even in the cooler weather. I quite enjoyed the different views of the ocean and cliffs depending on where the path led you. I highly recommend MacKerricher State Park for its beautiful views!!

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We parked here and walked the haul road toward Fort Bragg to the end of the trail. Went to Glass beach...Took pictures but no glass...as others were doing. You can also walk north a few miles along the haul road trail. We drove around the open campgrounds and looked ok. Having not stayed there...cannot rate that. But, there are good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beach, picnic tables and a great boardwalk out to viewing areas. We saw multiple whales spouting and enjoyed the coastal views!

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Hernando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You won't be able to get under this boardwalk, but you won't want to. This is a good walking spot and at the end of the trail is an observation deck on which you can see and hear the sea lions and harbor seals sunning themselves on the rocks and/or swimming in groups.

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Rock Springs, WY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place so much! It's got so much going on. Wave watching, walking around on the cliffs below, access to the beach, wooden boardwalk that take you to outlooks and have informational stops to education on what to look for. Tide pools, etc. During the first visit here on the furthest outlook, I sat and watched the waves... More 

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Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful coast access - beach - tide pooling - seal watching - bird watching. Also areas to camp and for RV's. Sand dunes - walking area around a pond. Just one of our easy access best coastal ocean visits.

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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here to check out the beach. The walk from the parking lot is short and the coast is beautiful. I loved it.

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Caspar, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lake, a point thrusting far out into a raging ocean, seals AND sea lions, miles and miles of trails, as ten mile long beach, sand dunes ... within walking distance of a great little town. This park has it all.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. The northern California Coastlines is as beautiful as they come. From the jagged cliffs, mountains in the distance, to the huge ocean swells. It just doesn't get any better.

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