One of the main reasons to come to the Mendocino Coast and the Inn at Schoolhouse Creek is the draw of the Pacific Ocean. Whether watching the waves come crashing in, exploring the nearby tide pools or kayaking at nearby Vann Damm State Park, the Pacific Ocean calls your name.
Catch a Canoe & Bicycles, Too is a popular outfitter for canoes, kayaks and bicycling gear on the Mendocino Coast. For those looking to explore Big River State Park and beyond, Catch a Canoe is a great place for a wide selection of outdoor rentals for visitors as well as locals.
MacKerricher State Park is a great place to enjoy tide pools, just outside of Little River in Fort Bragg. With great seal and whale watching, the family is sure to enjoy. Mendocino Headlands State Park is also filled with life, with crabs, plankton, birds, sea anemone and more. When the tides fall below one foot, you’ll find the ideal conditions for viewing life under the sea.
The front desk staff is happy to recommend private beaches or kayaking areas to go exploring both in the Pacific and in our amazing local fresh water rivers, tide flows, and surfing hot spots in the area.
We hope you’ll experience a great water adventure during your stay in our Mendocino accommodations.