Gualala Point Regional Park

Gualala

Enjoy art, food, kayaking, canoeing, camping, and the relaxing pastime of beachcombing in the peaceful village of Gualala (pop. 2,093), perched on the northern-most edge of the Sonoma County coast.

Nestled into craggy bluffs at the mouth of the Gualala River, the town is part of what locals have nicknamed the coast's "banana belt" because of its uniquely mild micro-climate. Ocean winds tend to keep the fog offshore, so on days when other coastal areas might be foggy, Gualala often offers sunny skies.

Outdoor pursuits include sport fishing, golf, horseback riding, flying a kite, and camping, as well as whale, bird, and wildlife watching. Enjoy spectacular vistas while strolling on the half-mile-long Gualala Bluff Trail. Walk along the river as it travels toward the sea on the white sandy beach and dunes at Gualala Point Regional Park.

Or, explore the river in a kayak or canoe from Adventure Rents in downtown Gualala.

Dining and lodging are available in town, and the Gualala Arts Center supports year-round programs of art, music, theater, and arts education. Don't miss the annual Art in the Redwoods Festival each August.

Just south of Gualala, Salt Point State Park offers camping, hiking, and horseback riding opportunities. Next to Salt Point, don't miss the 317-acre Kruse Rhododendron State Reserve, which from mid-April to mid-June offers spectacular displays of rhododendrons in bloom. 

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Ocean View Proprieties Photo
39200 South Highway 1, Gualala, CA 95445

Book your Sea Ranch vacation home with Ocean View Properties. In Sea Ranch find an amazing, year-round getaway in the incredible destination of Sea Ranch – located along scenic California Highway One…

Our Serendipity vacation home Photo
39040 South Highway 1, Gualala, CA 95445

We are a family owned professional property management with over 25 years experience on the Gualala and Sea Ranch coast. We provide full-service vacation home rentals, long-term rental services for…

Adventure Rents - Downtown Gualala Photo
45450 Pacific Woods Road, Gualala, CA 95445

We do the work, you have the fun! Adventure Rents canoe and kayak livery is a full service river outfitting company offering delightful boating experiences on the Gualala River to people of all levels…

Redwood Coast Chamber & Visitor Center Photo
39150 South Highway 1, Suite 4 Gualala, CA 95445

The Redwood Coast Visitors Center serves the Northern Sonoma and Southern Mendocino County coastal region. We carry abundant information about the local area and areas north and south for the en route…