Cooks Beach/Bonham Trail
Gualala, California 95445
Local Phone: (707) 962-0470
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 blufftop views of the Pacific Ocean or a trail 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, rclc.org.
This location has no cellular reception. Please plan accordingly.
Help us keep this trail beautiful and dog-friendly:
• Always follow the posted rules as they may have changed
• Respect and protect wildlife and habitats
• Pack in and pack out, leaving only paw prints