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
The Coast
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
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
The Coast