Beaches

Caspar Headlands  State Reserve and State Beach
Beach and headlands walks located just south of Fort Bragg in the hamlet of Caspar.
707.937.5804
Headlands Drive
Caspar
95420
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Glass Beach
Glass Beach is actually three beaches covered with tiny pieces of glass, weathered by time and tides! Originally the town dump, Glass Beach is now one of Fort Bragg's major tourist attractions.
Elm St & Old Haul Rd.
Fort Bragg
95437
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Greenwood State Beach
Low-key driftwood beach with fantastic ocean views.
707.937.5804
6100 S. Highway 1
Elk
95432
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Jug Handle State Reserve
Located equidistant between Fort Bragg and Mendocino, Jug Handle State Reserve is a very special place on the Mendocino Coast and known as the “locals” beach. This jewel of a cove is located at the foot of the Ecological Staircase, a trail that takes the visitor on a tour of geological updrift inland.
707.937.5804
Highway One and Harris Lane
Caspar
95420
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Kayak Mendocino
Take to the high seasäó_ in a kayak! Kayak Mendocino offers just this opportunity with professionally guided sea cave tours that leave daily from Van Damme State Park. Intrepid paddlers will explore the marine and avian life that inhabit the coastal nooks and crannies while safe atop the clear shallow blue-green Pacific.
707.813.7117
8001 Highway 1
Little River
95460
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MacKerricher State Park
MacKerricher State Park just north of Fort Bragg offers a variety of habitats; beach, bluff, headland, dune, forest and wetland. Tide pools are along the shore. Seals may be seen on the rocks off the park's coastline. More than 90 species of birds visit or live near Cleone Lake, a former tidal lagoon. During winter and spring, the nearby headland provides a good lookout for whale watching.
707.964.9112
24100 MacKerricher Park Road
Fort Bragg
95437
Yes
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Manchester State Park
Known for its driftwood and wind, Manchester State Park offers stunning views of the Point Arena Lighthouse and coastal meadows.
707.937.5804
44500 Kinney Lane
Manchester
95459
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Mendocino Headlands  State Park
This unique blend of gentle trails, rugged coastline, secluded beaches and timeless history surrounds the Village of Mendocino on three sides. Three miles of trails wind along the cliffs, giving the casual explorer spectacular views of sea arches and hidden grottos.
707.937.5804
Heeser Drive
Mendocino
95460
Yes
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Noyo Headlands Park Fort Bragg Coastal Trail
Newly opened in 2015, the Noyo Headlands Fort Bragg Coastal Trail opens up the former mill site property to visitors and residents. The loop takes walkers along the rugged clifftops and the beaches of Glass Beach.
707.961.2823
Foot of Elm St
Fort Bragg
95437
Yes
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