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Added by Benjamin Canevari

Mackerricher State Park offers beautiful beaches, tide pools, boardwalks, sunsets, and camping; it has a bit of everything for everybody.

Arrive an hour or so before sunset and have plenty of time to explore a ton of different things. Walk along the beach, we had it to ourselves mind you. Not another footprint in the sand. Stroll around the boardwalks out to the point. Walk down to the tide pools, and stayed for one of the most spectacular sunsets I've ever seen!

The park is right off of Highway 1 just north of Fort Bragg. Drive all the way down the main road and you'll come across signs for campgrounds and parking. Nice big parking lot with restrooms and easy access to the beach and all the viewpoints. 

Keep an eye out for whales and other wildlife as the boardwalks offer views in all directions!

Things to bring:

  • Wind Breaker
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Food & Drink
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Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area
ADA Accessible

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