Open daily from dawn till dusk, Gualala Point Regional Park is popular with day hikers and picnickers, and even offers a beautiful setting for small weddings. This lovely park encompasses almost 200 acres of peaceful meadows, dramatic coastal forests and delightful sandy beaches. The Gualala River runs lazily through it, and offers limited seasonal fishing (check the local … [Read more...]
Gualala & Anchor Bay
115 miles north of San Francisco, Gualala sits at the dramatic convergence of rolling coastal hills, the Pacific Ocean and the Gualala River. The southern coastal gateway to Mendocino County, Gualala is a delightful resort area and a favorite whale-watching spot.
If you travel 3 miles north from Gualala, you’ll find the beautiful and secluded village of Anchor Bay. Anchor Bay offers relaxation, natural beauty and a peaceful, tranquil environment for spending vacation time along Mendocino’s South Coast.
The Gualala Arts Center is the “heart of the arts” for the Sonoma-Mendocino coast. With several galleries showcasing both local and visiting artists, the exhibits feature a wide and ever-changing range of artistic styles from oils and watercolors to sculptures and textiles. There is always a full schedule of events going on at the Center, including monthly art exhibit openings, … [Read more...]
When Sunset magazine ran a feature called “Top 10 Beaches of the West” a few years ago, Anchor Bay came in at number 3, just behind ‘Aliomanu Beach in Kauai, Hawaii, and well ahead of beaches in Carmel, Santa Barbara and San Diego. Located in the heart of the Mendocino “banana belt,” the coastal village of Anchor Bay is warmer, with less fog and wind, than the surrounding areas. … [Read more...]