Manchester State Park, with nearly 18,000 feet of ocean shoreline, offers a beach with an abundance of driftwood, sand dunes and rich grasslands. A beautiful sandy beach runs southward for about 5 miles towards Point Arena. Among its many attractions is the excellent steelhead fishing in its two streams, Brush Creek and Alder Creek. Please check with the Department of Fish and … [Read more...]
Elk & Manchester
The Village of Elk, previously known as Greenwood, is a charming stop along the Northern California Coast 16 miles south of the town of Mendocino. In this little town you’ll encounter stunning views of the shoreline and Pacific Ocean in a mesmerizing meeting of land, sea and sky, punctuated by waves breaking against picturesque rock formations known as “sea stacks.”
Manchester is a beautiful, tiny village with a population of about 200. Situated in an area of rich grazing land about 13 miles south of Elk. Nearby Manchester Beach State Park offers a beach, sand dunes, flat grasslands and more than three miles of shoreline.
At Ross Ranch on the Mendocino coast, couples can ride horseback along a deserted sandy beach or through a majestic redwood forest, just like in the movies! The ranch offers 1 1/2 hour rides in both locations. On the Manchester Beach ride, you will pass sea stacks and other rock formations, driftwood, and rolling surf on an unspoiled sandy beach. The forest tour will take you … [Read more...]
Just south of the small town of Elk you’ll find picturesque Greenwood Creek State Beach. Here you can soak up the sun, go swimming or have a picnic lunch on the coast. It’s also a wonderful place to go for a stroll and watch the sunset any time of year. Greenwood, the old name for Elk, was a lumber town in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Today the Greenwood State Beach Visitor … [Read more...]
In the mid-1850s, about a mile north of Elk, sat Cuffey’s Cove. Resident James Kennedy built and operated a wharf and a purpose-built chute to move railroad ties and shingles down the steep bluffs to be loaded onto schooners moored below. At its height, the town hosted nearly 500 residents and included hotels, bars, and restaurants, supported by abundant local timber and a … [Read more...]
Kyle Siler (aka Carlos Amigos) set his sights to building his own roadside attraction back in 2008. His artistic journey was well-rounded; he learned to weld and completed a pilgrimage to Wisconsin to view the art of Fred Smith, his inspiration. His goal was to put his small town on the map with a classic roadside attraction. Deciding on a whale them was easy, what better way … [Read more...]