Beaches

Mendocino County beaches are like nowhere else on earth – from the unique rocks at Bowling Ball Beach to colorful Glass Beach. Here’s where you can find your fix of sea air and natural beauty on your next Mendocino County visit.

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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
The Coast
Greenwood State Beach
Low-key driftwood beach with fantastic ocean views.
707.937.5804
6100 S. Highway 1
Elk
95432
The Coast
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
The Coast
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
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