I think the most beautiful stretch of beach I’ve ever seen is along the Mendocino coastline, where red bluffs fall into frothy waters and big peaks the color of coal appear to bob above the surface. This coastline was the centerpiece of our camping trip to Fort Bragg last week. Every day, we went a different direction, exploring the subtly different lookouts and paths.
This was from a hike along the bluffs at MacKerricher State Park. You start on the wood path, but everyone hops off onto trails that take you deeper into the park.