Manchester CA Beach

by Skeeter
(Oakland, CA, USA)

Question: Tell me about Manchester CA beaches.

Answer: Manchester State Park features over 3 miles of sandy windswept beaches, sand dunes and grasslands. Activities include hiking, camping, fishing, and bird watching. The park is also noted for the abundance of driftwood and wildflowers.

There are 3 entrances to the park. At the Alder Creek entrance, horses and dogs (on leashes) are allowed, and it's day use only. Kinney Road is the main entrance, and there are camping and picnic facilities. Horses are not allowed here, but leashed dogs are ok. The third entrance is at Stoneboro Road, where a path through the dunes gives you a great view of Point Arena to the south. It's day use only here, but horses and leashed dogs are allowed.

Manchester Beach KOA is also located on Kinney Road and offers tent and RV camping as well as camping cabins. It also provides a variety of recreational facilities and is located within walking distance to the beach.

The Point Arena Lighthouse is one of two lighthouses on the Mendocino coast, and is popular for whale watching, but there are no beaches here.


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