It’s just 17 miles along scenic Highway 1 from the coastal village of Albion to the more muscular city of Fort Bragg, but considering how much lies in between, you could take an entire, leisurely week to go the distance.
In Little River, just north of Albion, the charming Little River Inn welcomes four-legged family members as well as their uprights, offering bed, breakfast and majestic views of the sea. The outside dining area is fur-friendly, and there’s a private path to the beach. The nearby Inn at Schoolhouse Creek and Andiron Seaside Inn & Cabins are popular choices for DogTrekkers who prefer the privacy offered by individual cottages.
What to do once you’re here? Little River makes a great jumping-off point for wine-tasting along the twisty Highway 128 Wine Trail, or for walks along coastal bluffs just outside town.
Dog-friendly Van Damme State Beach is nearby and highly deserving of a visit. Just be aware that, while canines are allowed to accompany their people on the sand, they’re not allowed on trails within this gorgeous coastal preserve.
Kermit at Van Damme State Beach. Photo Credit: Don DeBold (CC)