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Muddy river

The water is always super cold but you can let kids play there and even splash in the water... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Alzor S
Beautiful

Great place to walk the dog and kids. Very nice beach, especially at low tide. If you bring your... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2016
kalin f
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A beautiful estuary in which to observe nature.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good26%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“easy paddle” (2 reviews)
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Mendocino, CA
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

The water is always super cold but you can let kids play there and even splash in the water yourself if you are careful.

Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Great place to walk the dog and kids. Very nice beach, especially at low tide. If you bring your canoe the river is a an easy paddle up and back.

Thank kalin f
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Big River beach is beautiful, a real hidden gem. We found this on the 2nd day and spent most of the next day here. Worth a trip if you like the beach and the ocean.

Thank 102beckyuk
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We took a pleasant, relaxing 45 minute stroll along the Big River path. The path is easy to navigate with views of the river and trees. Though hoping for some wildlife, in September we saw only a few birds. The walk makes for a fine...More

Thank DulciTraveler
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

A beautiful path to walk the changing scenery that is Big River. One minute the hot sun beats down then you you're cooled under that redwoods. If you have time, the folks riding canoes and kayaks looked like they had even better views. Either way,...More

Thank erik e
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We used Catch a Canoe - gorgeous, fun and informative. Nature at its best and easy to access. Mendocino rules.

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 26 July 2016

One of the most delightful sea and village scapes with delightful paths down to the beach from the quaint historic village of Mendocino

Thank annz2
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We rode our bikes for the 1st time on the Big River Haul Rd today & discovered an almost perfect trail. Relatively flat & plenty wide enough to accommodate bikes, people & horses (no cars allowed). This is a well maintained dirt & gravel road....More

Thank Smalltownee
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Took the Catch a Canoe Eco solar tour. It was really peaceful and very pretty and of course less paddling.

1  Thank intelligentgirls
Reviewed 15 June 2016

My husband and I took this hike on our last day in Mendocino and intended to walk at least 5 miles in and then 5 miles out. By mile 3 the mosquitoes were so bad we had to turn around. Would have been great if...More

Thank Grimm4Dee
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