Settlers of this fishing village come to California from New England in 1852. They built their new homes to resemble as closely as possible those they had left behind on the East Coast, with pointed gables and decorative wooden trims. As a result, the Mendocino coastline is often referred to as " California's New England Coast"
Mendocino is perched high on a rocky promontory overlooking the Pacific Ocean and is virtually untouched by commercialism. A quaint place to stop on your journey up the California Coast.