The kelp-strewn shores of MacKerricher Beach split into rocky cliffs that jut out to sea. Nearly 100 species of birds circle the coast, seals gather on the rocks, and there are numerous tidepools along the shore. In winter and spring beachgoers may even spot a whale or two.

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Expert Review of MacKerricher Beach

Beach Review of MacKerricher Beach

Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
BeachExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Scuba Diving
BeachExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • The beach is great for strolling and relaxing, but the water is Cold with a capital "C."
  • Divers should definitely sport wetsuits while immersed in the park's 454 underwater acres.
  • Check out the seals—usually perched on the beach's mammoth rocks.
MacKerricher is like the Noah's Ark of beaches. It's popular with locals and out-of-towners, and there are more sea, land, and winged creatures than you can count. Tidepools brimming with marine life; whales; and nearly 100 bird species inhabit this beach.

North Coast
MacKerricher State Park, California

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 707-964-9112
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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