The North Coast Travel Guide
Plan Your The North Coast Vacation
The spectacular coastline between Marin County and the Oregon border defies expectations. The landscape is defined by the Pacific Ocean, but instead of boardwalks and bikinis there are ragged cliffs and pounding waves—and the sunbathers are mostly sea lions. Instead of strip malls and freeways, you’ll find a single-lane road that follows a fickle shoreline. Although the towns along the way vary from deluxe spa retreat to hippie hideaway, all are reliably sleepy—and that’s exactly why many Californians, especially those from the Bay Area, escape here to enjoy nature unspoiled by the agitations of daily life.
Restored Victorians, rustic lodges, country inns, and vintage motels are among the accommodations available here. Few have... read more
A few restaurants with national reputations, plus several more of regional note, entice palates on the North Coast. Even the... read more
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