A sanctuary on the headlands...
Welcome to Mendocino
About five miles from Antioch Ranch, Mendocino sits overlooking the ever-changing coast.
A former lumber town established in 1852, it is now a popular tourist destination for bird and whale watching, hiking, fishing, camping, and special art and music events.
When the logging boom petered out, Mendocino began to fade. But in the 1950s, artists began to migrate to the nearly abandoned hamlet, establishing it as an important artist’s community that still thrives, thanks in part to visitors who come to see and buy quality work.*
It has been used in over 70 movies plus TV shows and many commercials. It was used in the 1966 favorite, "The Russians are coming, The Russians are coming!!!" and is home to the Mendocino Music and Film festivals.
In addition to the shops and events that are hosted here, there is a variety of beaches and state parks to explore and enjoy.