We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mendocino Coast

Mendocino, CA 95460
+1 707-961-6300
Review Highlights
What’s not to love?

I’m not a shopper, but I always return to Mendocino to walk the headlands, whale-watch, birdwatch... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
karen e
I love the Mendocino coast line

I visit the Mendocino coast line at least 2 to 4 times a year and have been doing so since 1964... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
krwhome w
Lake County, California
Read all 655 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
A scenic drive along California's Pacific coastline offering beaches, historic lighthouses and old-time fishing villages.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fort bragg” (42 reviews)
“glass beach” (17 reviews)
“big sur” (13 reviews)
Mendocino, CA 95460
+1 707-961-6300
Write a Review
Reviews (655)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 619 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

I’m not a shopper, but I always return to Mendocino to walk the headlands, whale-watch, birdwatch, and spend time along the beach and Big River confluence. Just beautiful and serene!

Thank karen e
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit the Mendocino coast line at least 2 to 4 times a year and have been doing so since 1964 there are so many things to do, this area is less then 100 miles from wear I live and I am so lucky to...More

Thank krwhome w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a large swath of California coast that must be lumped into a must see category. No need to describe in detail, just start and complete as much as you can. Interesting stuff and beauty at every turn. Check out TripAdvisor for food and...More

Thank BoulderNut
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful coastline and well worth staying in the area for a couple of nights to explore the area. We were due to go to Napa Valley and stay there but the fire there meant this was not possible. Mendocino coast may have...More

Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This area is worth spending time to walk along the water's edge. Lots of beautiful spots to stop along the way, and take in the birds, or just gaze at the endless beach front.

Thank Eliz102
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just love the Mendocino Coast! It's a great get-way place to relax, hike, enjoy coastal view, do photography, enjoy the outdoors. Great fresh air, hills, cliffs, small beaches, walking trails, scenic drives, local restaurants and friendly people. Some of the most fantastic ocean views...More

Thank imagemaker25
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Slow down and enjoy the view - so spectacular! Rugged and beautiful. Stop and walk around Mendocino town - quaint!

Thank kareno233
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Great coastal trail right across the street from Glendeven. Fantastic views and sunsets. Flat trail and easy walking.

Thank gncrawford
Reviewed 11 October 2017

On our way up the California coast, we wanted to do some wine tasting. I did some research and found that the Anderson Valley has a number of wineries. The nearest 'interesting' town is Mendocino. So we decided to spend a few nights in Mendocino...More

Thank MikeB1952
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

After visiting the town we did a coast walk along the nice coast of Mendocino. Worth spending some time here.

Thank mai3096
Nearby Restaurants
Goodlife Cafe and Bakery
389 reviews
.39 km away
Patterson's Pub
725 reviews
.41 km away
Trillium Cafe
459 reviews
.09 km away
Cafe Beaujolais
881 reviews
.55 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ford House Museum
71 reviews
.15 km away
Mendocino Art Center
101 reviews
.27 km away
Kelley House Museum
54 reviews
.26 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Cami R
19 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Gone4hike | Reviewed this property |
Our 13 year old daughter enjoyed the beaches. We found lots of different hikes around Mendocino. Thee are a few shops in Mendocino but nothing I think a15 year old boy would particularly like. I am not as familiar with... More
5 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from janicealbert | Reviewed this property |
There are several walks along the coast. Actually I think the one in Fort Bragg is nicer than the one in Mendocino. Also, the private garden walk in Fort Bragg is worth the admission price.
10 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from love2skiLosAngeles | Reviewed this property |
It should be easy this time of year but in the summer you must book to get a good hotel or guest cottage.