Coasting in Mendocino: Stay, Eat, Beach

Autumn on the coast of Mendocino County is spectacular, and sublime, thanks in large part to the beautiful and dramatic coastline with beaches all along the way. From where to stay, camp, eat, and beach, here are some ideas to get you inspired.

Week: 09.21.2022
Regions: Northern CA

Eat, Sleep, Beach, Repeat

Where to Eat, Sleep, and Beach in Beautiful Mendocino

If you’re looking for one of those ultra-relaxing getaways where you can sit back and soak in some nature and nurture, head to Mendocino and follow this eat, beach, sleep, repeat itinerary ...
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Secrets of San Ramon

Take a Hassle Free Getaway to San Ramon

San Ramon jazz outdoors
hikers in San Ramon
Women drinking in San Ramon
San Ramon fire pit
Sometimes the best secrets are right under your nose, or at least where you might not be looking! San Ramon is close enough to travel without hassle yet takes you far from the daily grind.
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Hike-in Hidden Beach

Greenwood State Beach in Mendocino

Woman walking on the sand at Greenwood State Beach in Elk near Mendocino
Blink and you'll miss some hidden beach bliss. Located in the tiny town of Elk on scenic Highway 1, Greenwood State Beach is easy to miss because it's a half-mile walk down to it.
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Surfwood's Up!

MacKerricher State Park Camping

Headlands, wetlands, lakefront, and tide pools: MacKerricher State Park in Mendocino County delivers nine miles of diverse coastline and a seaside gem for spending the night: Surfwood Campground is a laid-back oasis with 45 lush coastal campsites—including 10 secluded first-come, first-served walk-ins close to both the Pacific Ocean and the park’s 30-acre tidal lagoon.
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