Bowling Ball Beach
This trail is a spectacular bluff top trail recently completed by volunteers to add fantastic ocean access for all of us. The trail from the parking lot leads either up to the headlands or along Highway One. Each joins Bowling Ball Beach a mile and a half to the south. Below is the trail as it drops into Bowling Ball Beach.
Because of poor soil characteristics, and a hardpan that precludes penetration by roots or water, trees on this site are dwarfed. The same species in the surrounding forest off. the pygmy soils, attain full height.
Kwan Tai Temple
The oldest of California's Chinese houses of worship in continuous use, the temple may date back as far as 1854, though its documented history reaches only to 1883. The Chinese built many temples in California, but no others remain on the North Coast.
The sun and the moon move in cycles affecting the ebb and flow of the Tides. We have two high and low tides of unequal heights each day, with a time difference of approximately six hours between them. Tides below one foot in height are ideal for viewing organisms in our majestical tidepools.
Filmed In Mendocino
Take a look at the long list of movies and television shows that have been filmed entirely or in part in and around Mendocino County. Bet you've seen at least one and you didn't realize you were looking at Mendocino!!
SEABISCUIT ~ Slept Here!
Seabiscuit, subject of a currently released major motion picture and America's favorite race horse in the 1930's, lived between Willits and Ukiah. Thought you might like to know!!
The favorite past-time of wave watching and beach combing is much easier when you know when the tide will be up or down.
Willie Nelson - Mendocino County Line
...As the sun sank west of the Mendocino County line I have these pictures and I keep these photographs To remind me of a time These pictures and these photographs Let me know I'm doin' fine I used to make you happy once upon a time But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County line!
We are located 150 miles North of San Francisco and 15 miles south of the village of Mendocino.
A short stroll from the inn puts you in the center of Elk, a lively community composed of equal parts history and contemporary good living, with shops, convivial conversation, even a state park with visitor center.
6300 Highway One S. | P.O. Box 367 | Elk, CA 95432 | 800 275-2967 | 707 877-3321 | Fax: 707 877-1808