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the most stunning coast I have ever seen

This coast is very rugged with quaint little towns like Mendocino and Fort Bragg. There often are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mendocino: quaint, scenic and upscale/downscale shops

My adult family drove up from Oakland to Mendocino via the 101 and Route 128. Due to time... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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A scenic drive along California's Pacific coastline offering beaches, historic lighthouses and old-time fishing villages.
Mendocino, CA 95460
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This coast is very rugged with quaint little towns like Mendocino and Fort Bragg. There often are marine layers in summer, so the best time to visit is spring or fall

Thank hotelsearch
Reviewed 5 days ago

My adult family drove up from Oakland to Mendocino via the 101 and Route 128. Due to time constraints, we had to skip our initial itinerary along US 1 via Bodega Bay (where Hitchcock's The Birds was filmed) into Mendocino. As it turned out, we...More

Thank Wayfairing_Man
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mendocino has always been a favorite get away from the bay area. We have missed this beautiful place. Go check out the breathtaking vistas along the drive and enjoy the nice food, friendly people and cute shops. There is a ton of hiking available and...More

Thank Tlkmaui
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful Coast to explore! It is curvy and crazy and glorious all at the same time. The ocean is beautifully blue with craggy rocks all over and great big trees growing alongside the roads. It's just a really beautiful place to visit and...More

1  Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This entire area is soooo beautiful! Many great drives, great beaches, great walks. The town of Mendocino has some wonderful shops, against the gorgeous background of ocean and the headlands.

Thank PamelaK O
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Some of the most beautiful stretches of coastal highway you can drive. So many beautiful beaches to stop by and the redwoods are just a little drive inland to experience some real undisturbed nature. You'll see some bigger red woods further north but check out...More

Thank alexgabelia
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We love the coast. We love the Sea Rock Inn and the town of Mendocino. So many places to explore! The weather doesn't matter, because it's perfect no matter what!!

1  Thank Laura M
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

The Mendocino coastal area is gorgeous. We liked walking the coastline as well as the nearby redwoods.

1  Thank TeeGeeMDX
Reviewed 16 June 2018

The rocky cliffs and sandy beach surround by cliffs and boulders protruding just off the beach were a sight to see. The water was clear blue and green. Waves crash among the rocky boulders spraying the salty water into the sky. Each wayside stop is...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Breathtaking views with miles of walking opportunities. Watch for whales and sea lions. Invigorating breezes...enjoy the ride!

1  Thank Wanda D
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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|
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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|
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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.