Schooner Gulch State Beach, Point Arena

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Schooner Gulch State Beach is a beach located in Mendocino County, California. It is located approximately 50 miles northwest of Santa Rosa. It offers a scenic spot along the Mendocino coast and a stunning perch for watching sunsets. Visitors to the beach come to surf, fish, and picnic. Hiking is also a very popular activity to do at this beach, as there are a few trails that will take you up and down the coast.
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  • My husband and I visited Schooner Gulch State Beach while exploring our way down the West Coast. We were curious to check out Bowling Ball Beach and, though we didn't make it completely by low tide...  more »
  • The rock formations are really unique photographers and kids love it. BE SURE IT IS LOW TIDE. The parking there is iffy and dangerous. A blind curve and hill. There are two approaches from the south.....  more »
  • Very small beach, a bit of a hike, but well worth it. Great place to go if you want to be off the beaten path and have the beach to yourself. Beautiful views and a good spot for a picnic.
  • Secluded and well worth the stop off Hwy 101. The adventurous type can venture up the Northern bluffs over to Bowling Beach; check your tide tables for the best time to visit. Note there are stinging nettle plants along the trail - watch those bare legs! If you are coming Northbound, be careful swinging into the parking area; Southbound traffic has a blind hill on approach.

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