Gualala (pronounced wa-LA-la), on Highway 1, is the southern gateway to Mendocino County and, in addition to being one of the county’s artistic centers, it hosts outstanding restaurants and lodging. It’s also home to Gualala Point Regional Park. You’ll find just about everything you need at the well-stocked Surf Market. With its eclectic collections of clothing, shoes, gifts and home accessories, Red Stella specializes in “coastal living with an urban edge.” Run by two brothers, Four-Eyed Frog Books is filled with wonderful books, cards, games, and stuffed animals. The Market at Placewares offers specialty foods and beautiful objects for the home to the south coast. Studio 391 has original artwork and photography that captures the natural beauty of the area.

Explore Gualala

1. Trinks Cafe

What began as a dessert and coffee shop, has blossomed into an exciting eatery offering creative cuisine crafted from locally supplied and naturally foraged ingredients. …

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3. Vue Kitchen

Nestled at the mouth of the Gualala River, Vue Kitchen offers jaw dropping ocean views to enjoy while dining in this contemporary restaurant or enjoying …

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4. Windswept

Welcome to Windswept, a home away from home. Experience all the luxury and comfort of this four-bedroom home nestled into the bluff overlooking the magnificent …

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