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The northern stretch of California coastline is often described as the “wild coast,” with untamed natural beauty and relatively few people. Billowing fog blankets hairpin coastal turns as craggy cliffs tumble down to meet the cobalt-colored Pacific. Get lost among towering trees, and explore quaint fishing villages while catching glimpses of whales in the sea.
Discover the North Coast’s natural beauty by getting up close with its world-famous and iconic redwood trees.
- The tallest specimens measure well over 350 feet and have been alive for more than 1,000 years.
Travelers will also have the opportunity to survey the coastal towns, exploring boutique shops, local dining, and historic buildings. Visit towns like Eureka for its historic district, Ferndale for its Victorian-era buildings, and Mendocino for the quaint B&Bs, seafood restaurants, and galleries.
And while in Mendocino, making time for wine is a must. Tucked into inland valleys and on sunny slopes, Mendocino’s vineyards are small, family-run, and intimate, making for a great wine-tasting experience.
Click the button above for a sample itinerary for Hidden Beaches. And click the video for an inside look at the North Coast of California.
Wildlife lovers ought to make time to do some California gray whale watching. These 50-foot leviathans ply the ocean along the North Coast, particularly from December to March. Naturalist-led whale-watching cruises head out from coastal towns, including Mendocino and Fort Bragg.
If your clients are nature lovers who enjoy a slower pace, the northern coast of California is a one-stop shop. There are seven national forests and eight national and state parks in this section of the state.
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