Bonham Trail to Cooks Beach

Cooks Beach is one of the few public sandy beaches on the southern Mendocino Coast. There aren’t a lot of places to park at the trailhead, but two pretty trails offer either blufftop views of the Pacific Ocean or a walk through a bishop pine forest down to a large, sandy pocket beach. Leashed dogs are welcome here, and this is a great family beach. The bluff trail leads out to the Bonham Overlook. This trail is managed by the Redwood Coast Land Conservancy (RCLC) and more information can be found on this organization’s website,

Highway One Mile Marker (north end): 3.22
Highway One Mile Marker (south end): 3.14
Trail Length: 0.25 miles

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