Top Adventures in Newport

  • Northern Mendocino Camping and Surf Adventure

    I know it can be difficult to find access and opportunities to camp for free on the beach. Look no further, Blues Beach is off the beaten path and offers year round surf and free camping. It’s 200 miles North of San Francisco and a few miles North...

  • Explore Mackerricher State Park

    Arrived an hour or so before sunset and had plenty of time to explore a ton of different things. Walked along the beach. We had it to ourselves mind you. Not another footprint in the sand. Strolled around the boardwalks out to the point. Walked do...

  • Sunset at Glass Beach

    Glass Beach is located at MacKerricher State Park in Fort Bragg, CA along the Pacific Coast Highway in Northern California. Take Elm street toward the beach and the parking lot entrance for glass beach will be located on the left at the bend. From...

  • Camp at Russian Gulch State Park

    Just two miles north of Mendocino, you'll find this beautiful, well-maintained park that features a little bit of everything. The campsite is situated between a rugged beach and a stunning 36-ft waterfall, giving you plenty of easy and fun options...

  • Camp at Usal Beach on the Lost Coast

    Getting to Usal beach can be a little tricky, but it is well worth the effort. Usal Road (Mendocino Country Rd 431) is found 13 miles north of Westport or 14.5 miles southwest of Legget on Highway 1. The turn off is extremely easy to miss so it is...

  • Hike Along Mendocino Cliffs Trail

    The town of Mendocino is as charming and quaint as one can find. It is no wonder why it was pegged as the perfect location spot to film the series Murder She Wrote. While the series heroine Jessica Fletcher's home can still be visited, it is the b...

    1.5 miles

  • Explore Big River Beach

    Make your way around the back of the Chevron on Main st. in town and just keep following the stairs down to the little trail that leads to the beach.  The beach is beautiful with soft sand. Dogs are allowed but please note they are supposed to be ...

  • Kayak Mendocino's Big River

    The Big River estuary in Mendocino Headlands State Park is one of those best of both worlds scenarios where dense Redwood forest and fresh, lazy river water meet rocky beaches and the mighty Pacific. If you're really lucky, you can swim with river...

  • Paddle Redwood Outrigger Canoes up Big River

    Big River is a 40 mile or so river in the heart of Mendocino and its first 8 miles form the largest undeveloped estuary remaining in California. It is home to some amazing wildlife from seals to jellyfish to the endangered California Coho Salmon, ...

  • Hike Van Damme State Park

    The Fern Canyon Trail system is the main hiking vein of Van Damme State Park. This particular hike is on a mostly flat, wide trail through dense, green forest of California Redwoods, Cypress, Pines, and giant ferns. The trail is paved but typicall...

    7.5 miles 1654 ft gain

  • Swim at Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area

    Driving along Redwood Highway you will see a parking area at the South Eel River Fork. Park here and then walk the very short distance to the section of river that is calm, cool, and inviting you to jump in. Pack a picnic and a beach umbrella and ...

  • Hike the Tabor Nature Trail

    Signs at the trail head for the Tabor Trail state it is 1.1 miles long. That is much shorter than the actual 1.8 miles my GPS put it at. The trail sign also claims it is wheelchair accessible. I can see that for a little ways but as the trail begi...

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Mendocino, California

      Brewery Gulch Inn

      Spectacular windows frame postcard views of the pines and the surf beyond. Inside, the clean and contemporary Arts and Crafts style; the attention to detail; and the included meals incorporating lo...

      From $385/night

    • Little River, California

      Electra Suite

      Perched on the edge of the Pacific, just miles south of the village of Mendocino, the family-owned Little River Inn has been welcoming guests for five generations. Little River Inn offers guest roo...

      From $330.50/night

    • Willits, California

      Willits Koa

    • Covelo, California

      Grist Creek Ranch

      If you seek natural beauty and solitude, look no further! Grist Creek Ranch campsite is located on a 475 acre ranch on a hill in one of California's best kept secrets, the beautiful, unspoiled and ...

      From $120/night

    • Humboldt County, California

      Benbow Koa

    • Ukiah, California

      Pomo Day Use Area

      Overview Pomo Day-Use Area is situated on Lake Mendocino in California's Mendocino Range, where the redwood forests meet California wine country.The lake is formed by the Coyote Dam on the Russian ...

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