Guide to Mendocino County

Guide to Mendocino CountyOur trip to Mendocino County was not long when compared to some of our other trips, but I’m proud of how many places from our list of things we wanted to try we actually checked off. I’ve made this Guide to Mendocino county to note some of the ones that really made us smile.

Little River Inn Restaurant Little River Inn Restaurant


Little River Inn
This place is so delicious it’s Zagat rated. Award winning crab cakes and perfect Swedish pancakes.
7901 North Highway 1, Little River, California 95456 (www)

Bernillo’s Pizza and Subs
After being ignored at Piaci, we headed here. Owner was super friendly, pizza was great.
220 East Redwood Avenue, Fort Bragg, California 95437 (www)

Cowlick’s Ice Cream Cafe
Try the candy cap mushroom flavor, it’s delicious! My friend Cassie says it tastes like maple syrup!
250 North Main Street, Fort Bragg, California 95437 (www)

Fort Bragg California Glass Beach Coastal Hike


Glass Beach
If you park farther, this makes for a beautiful hike. Go to the less popular beaches to see more glass.
Glass Beach Fort Bragg, California 95437 (www)

Jug Handle State Natural Reserve
The 2.5 mile Ecological Staircase trail provides beach to redwoods hiking.
15501 North Highway 1, Caspar, California 95420 (www)

MacKerricher State Park
Wish we had made it here. Sand dunes, tide pools, and plenty of beach.
24100 MacKerricher Park Road, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 (www)

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens in Mendocino, California


Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Absolutely beautiful botanical gardens in any season, plan for a few hours to see it all.
18220 North Highway One, Fort Bragg, California 95437 (www)

Farmhouse Mercantile
Downtown Boonville is a perfect break on the way into Mendocino area. Shop features local items.
14111 Highway 128, Boonville, California 95415 (www)

Point Cabrillo Light Station
Head over before sunset for a light hike and beautiful sundown. Lighthouse first illuminated in 1909.
45300 Lighthouse Road, Mendocino, California 95460 (www)

Aerial View of Point Cabrillo Light Station - Guide to Mendocino County

We really enjoyed our hosts, so we might be partial, but Little River Inn is our favorite place to stay overnight, romantic and away from town.

Do you have any favorite places to add in Mendocino County?

8 thoughts on “Guide to Mendocino County

  1. It’s good to know if you go farther down there is more sea glass for Glass Beach. We parked near the start and I don’t know if it was because it was high tide or if there just wasn’t any but we didn’t get to see any when we went last year! If you ever go back I highly recommend giving Glass Beach B&B a try for your stay. They were the sweetest hosts and the breakfast was delicious!

  2. Such a great guide!

    Mendocino is so beautiful! We were there last year, but only stayed for a day, and so I’m quite excited for when we do go back.. now we have tons of great recommendations for things to see and do. 🙂 Thanks, Jessica!

  3. Glad you shared Cowlick’s! It’s such an great little local find! And gorgeous photos as usual, including that dronie of yours 🙂 My husband may be in the market for a photo drone sometime soon, so we’ll have to talk!

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