Coastal Trail Guide

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Seaside Beach

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Beautiful, sandy, and very popular Seaside Beach is located ten miles north of Fort Bragg on the Mendocino Coast. It’s owned and managed by the Mendocino Land Trust. This expansive pocket beach is much loved by locals and visitors to the Mendocino Coast.

Seaside Beach trail map

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The Seaside Beach map shows the area’s public access amenities, including trails, parking, and the beach’s location relative to MacKerricher State Park to the south.

Trail Latitude (X): 39.558

Trail Longitude (Y): -123.765

Mapping: See Trail Map above.

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Highway One Mile Marker (north end): 70.7

Highway One Mile Marker (south end): 70.5

Trail Length: 0.5 miles

The Coastal Land Trust, the former owner of Seaside Beach, completed a successful Japanese knotweed removal project in 2010, which removed about 0.3 acres of this invasive plant at the edge of the meadow, east of Seaside Beach. One of the photos shows the knotweed removal effort while it was underway. 

Dogs are welcome at Seaside, but not allowed south of the Ten Mile River, which is at the south end of this beach. The endangered snowy plover lives and nests just south of the Ten Mile River. This is a small shorebird that is protected by Federal law. State Parks will ticket anyone with a dog in the Ten Mile Dunes Natural Reserve. Please respect these rules, and keep your dog north of the Ten Mile River at all times. The snowy plover’s survival in this area depends upon you!