Due note 1:
Warning: High levels of Toxins from algae in the Navarro River, it can be
harmful to people and pets.
Due note 2: Navarro
Beach Campground is open on a first-come, first-serve basis. Day Use is free
and open to the public.
My thoughts: The
most recommended beach we have been to!
Parking is just
near the sea at the mouth of the river, beautiful cliff views and a large bay.
The parking was almost full of cars and campers (this is a campground) but the
beach is very large so you can find less crowded shore.
is located at the mouth of the Navarro River in Mendocino County and starch 11
miles along hwy 128 inland. It’s part of Navarro River Redwoods State Park, a
long narrow park along the Navarro River south of the town of Albion.
The access road
to Navarro Beach is located on the southside of hwy 1 Navarro River Bridge,
short drive to the west will bring you to the parking lot.
Park your car
and walk to the sandy beach, look for Arch of the Navarro, a rock arch that can
be seen from the north end of the beach.
In the late
1800’s this was the site of a booming lumber mill and a town called Navarro. An
economic crash in 1893 killed the mill and the town. Today, Only the Inn and
the Company House remains.
Redwoods is a second-growth redwood park that’s pretty much just a 11 miles
long narrow corridor of redwoods along Route 128. The lush, shady river valley
makes a nice drive; however, there aren’t any trails, just a few places where
you can walk a few steps to the river.
There are two
campgrounds in this park:
The Paul M.
Dimmick Campground is a developed spot for camping and day-use up the river on
camping spot is near the beach and has ten primitive spots that are first come