Northern California is full of magical places just waiting to be explored. If you want to hike through gorgeous forests, dip your feet in the Pacific Ocean, and discover secret spots found nowhere else, then the Mendocino area is for you! Let us introduce you to Ten Mile Beach, a gorgeous natural haven with breathtaking views and rich wildlife. Located 30 minutes south of Mendocino, this beach is the ideal day trip to indulge in during your stay! Read on to find out more about Ten Mile Beach and start planning your visit today.
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Spend the Day Exploring Ten Mile Beach
The Story Behind Ten Mile Beach
Lumber has been a prominent product throughout Northern California history, and Mendocino is surrounded by massive redwood trees. Before the modern invention of our transportation system, rivers were used to float trees long distances. In Northern California, logging trucks used Ten Mile Haul Road. (The loads were too heavy for regular roads, so they had to use special routes.) Today, the views in this area are absolutely breathtaking!
What To See
Locals and visitors agree that Ten Mile Beach is a great way to see the ocean and various sea life. The entire area is located within MacKerricher State Park, and while it has the name of a singular beach, Ten Mile Beach is actually made up of many beaches. You can explore this stretch of shoreline on foot, bike, or even horseback! There are a few parking lots to choose from for a starting point. If you choose the north end of the beach, you will have a scenic view of Ten Mile River as well.
Things To Do
There are so many ways to enjoy Ten Mile Beach. Go for your walk to discover tide pools, rock formations, and caves! You can even look for sand dollars and interesting shells. In the water, you might be able to see animals and birds hunting for their next meal. We highly suggest bringing a camera; Ten Mile Beach is a beautiful place that you will want to remember.
Find Peace and Serenity at Sea Rock Inn
After spending the day exploring Ten Mile Beach, come home to a beautiful room at Sea Rock Inn. Our stunning accommodations are perfect for couples and provide a peaceful home away from home in Mendocino.
Book Suite 7! This spacious king bedroom has exactly what you need. Relax and unwind with an incredible view of the Pacific Ocean, snuggle up with a glass of wine, or take a bubble bath in your private bathroom. Wake up the next day and join us in the main inn where a delicious homemade breakfast awaits you!
Book your stay today at Sea Rock Inn! We look forward to meeting you.