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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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You can drive through but be sure to park and walk the paths to AMAZING views of the ocean! The bull kelp are floating and look like wildlife. The ocean crashes through the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can drive through but be sure to park and walk the paths to AMAZING views of the ocean! The bull kelp are floating and look like wildlife. The ocean crashes through the archways spraying water up.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a spectacular way to spend a morning. The path meandering across the headland is worth the effort, whether you are walking slow to clear your mind or jogging to get some exercise the Headlands Park is a wonderful break from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views even though it was a gray, cloudy day. While enjoying the sights and sounds of the ocean the sun broke out for just a few minutes so we were able to see it both in sunlight and also grayness. Just a peaceful place to be

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Visalia, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 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 28 December 2016 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 28 December 2016

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 24 December 2016 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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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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