Whatever your interests are, you’ll always find fantastic things to do in Mendocino. One can easily spend 3-5 days exploring the region via one or more of the many active ways to discover the beauty of Mendocino. Burn away the calories from those good Mendocino restaurants and then sink into one of our down featherbeds for a well earned night’s rest lulled by the sounds of the ocean.
HIKING THE MENDOCINO TRAILS
Scenic hiking trails abound in the Mendocino area with various settings, lengths, and levels of challenge. Visit Mendocino National Forests for detailed information on all the trails within easy reach of the inn.
EXPLORE MENDOCINO ON HORSEBACK
Enjoy horseback riding on the beach or in the redwoods or both! All level of experience can be accommodated and private rides are easily arranged. To learn more visit Ricochet Ridge Ranch or contact the Sea Rock Inn concierge and we’ll happily make the arrangements for you.
MENDOCINO OCEAN VIEW GOLF
While there is only one nine-hole golf course in the Mendocino environs, it is a dandy with lovely ocean views from the green and affordable green fees. To arrange a tee time, simply call our concierge or visit Little River Inn golf course.
VISIT THE MENDOCINO COAST BOTANICAL GARDENS
The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens offer a wonderful opportunity to explore the beauty nature has to offer. The gardens offer 47 stunning acres featuring a famous rhododendron collection, as well as perennials, fungi, dahlias, and more. The gardens also host wonderful annual events and offer hungry travelers the chance to dine at Rhody’s Garden Cafe. Regular admission is $15, but guests of Sea Rock Inn can get tickets for only $7.
MOUNTAIN BIKING THE MENDOCINO TRAILS
Many of the Mendocino county, state and regional parks have mountain bike friendly trails. Visit Mendocino National Forest Mountain Biking. If you are bringing your own fat tires, rest assured they can be stored safely at the inn.
MENDOCINO BICYCLE RENTALS
Bike along Highway 1, through the village of Mendocino or area paths. Visit Catch a Canoe or allow our concierge at The Sea Rock Inn to arrange bicycle rentals for you.
MENDOCINO LIGHTHOUSE TOURS
Whether a stop on a vigorous bike ride or a stroll from your car, don’t miss a tour of either The Point Cabrillo Light House or The Point Arena Light House. Learn how these essential beacons preserved many lives through the course of their history on the Mendocino Coast. Visit Point Cabrillo or ask our concierge to provide directions.
KAYAKING AND CANOEING THE MENDOCINO COAST
One of the more spectacular active days on the Mendocino coast can be found with one of our Kayak outfitters and guide companies. Bring a waterproof camera and see the coast the way the seals do. Visit Liquid Fusion Kayaking, Force 10 Ocean Kayak Tours, or Kayak Mendocino. For canoeing fans, the Big River is a delightful run with dense redwood forest giving way to the mouth of the Pacific – explore it through Catch a Canoe.
WHALE WATCHING OFF THE MENDOCINO COAST
Whale watching is a popular activity for those who want to get “up close and personal” Whale watch trips All Aboard Adventures or Noyo Fishing Center.
Enjoy a cruise aboard the Rumblefish or with Captain Tim on the Sea Hawk, both out of Noyo Harbor. Just decide you want to go and let our concierge do the rest.
SPORT FISHING MENDOCINO RIVERS AND COAST
Catch a rock-cod and salmon in season or go crabbing with one of several outfitters.
Noyo Fishing Center.
While not a big wave paradise, boarders will find the beach at Van Damm State Park a good little ride. Pacific Wave Rider Sub-surface Progression supplies all your needs.