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About Caspar Headlands State Beach in Mendocino, California

Caspar Headlands State Beach is in a deep cove called Caspar Anchorage in the small Mendocino Coast town of Caspar. The beach itself is a sandy spot sandwiched by the drainage of two different creeks, Doyle Creek and Caspar Creek. On the land between the creeks there is an RV campground that is easy walking distance to the beach.

Caspar Beach is safer for swimming than other beaches in the area, but the water is cold and conditions change so rip currents can still be present.

North of the beach on the bluff there are hiking trails to explore that lead to coastal overlooks. You can find the trailhead next to an historic old white brick building on Caspar Road.

South of the beach there is a small park on the headlands called Caspar Headlands State Natural Reserve that has great views of the ocean and Caspar Anchorage Cove.

The town of Caspar is located about midway between the cities of Fort Bragg and Mendocino. To find Caspar Headlands State Beach, turn west on Point Cabrillo Drive from Highway 1 just south of Caspar.

14441 Point Cabrillo Dr
Mendocino, CA 95460
Park Name
Caspar Headlands State Beach
Other Names
Caspar Creek Beach, Caspar Cove, Caspar Anchorage, Caspar Point
State Park
Pet Details
Dogs allowed on leash
Free parking
Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Surfing, Sunbathing, Scuba Diving
Campground, Restrooms, Trails, Camp Store, Creek
Map of Caspar Headlands State Beach
Fort Bragg, US
7:01 am, September 23, 2023
temperature icon 49°F
L: 49° H: 58°
Feels like 49.46 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 1 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 7:03 am
Sunset: 7:11 pm
Humidity 97 %
Pressure1016 mb
Wind 1 m/s

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Cantus Cove

0.6 miles away

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Rated 5 out of 5
May 4, 2023

Caspar Beach is such a lovely place. Just read about the strangest thing – urchin smashing. Apparently the purple urchin in Caspar Cove choke out the kelp beds so divers are smashing them with hammers. Many volunteers helping out from all over northern California. Read about it here.

Rated 5 out of 5
September 10, 2022

Great beach with parking and easy access. We were just driving through, but it would be fun to bring the RV and stay a while next trip…and kayaks!