Navarro Beach and Redwood Park


Update: Last time i visit here was at April 2022.

What? : Navarro Beach and Navarro redwood park are good place to enjoy some time on the beach or drive through the redwood forest (hwy 128).


Where? : Navarro Beach is located at the mouth of the Navarro River in Mendocino County, 11 miles south of Mendocino on hwy 1, along hwy 128.

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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.

Additional Nearby attractions:

Russian Gulch State Park

- Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

- Skunk Train roundtrip from Fort Bragg to inland Northspur

- MacKerricher State Park

Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park.

- Little River State Park

- Van Damme Beach State Park

Point Arena Lighthouse


The visit:


Navarro Beach 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.


Navarro River 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 Highway 128.

The other camping spot is near the beach and has ten primitive spots that are first come first served.






Pictures from April 2022 Visit: