Rocky points topped with windswept trees wrap their protective arms around Van Damme State Beach, sheltering this picturesque little cove from the wildest of waves and the strongest of ocean breezes.
With dramatic sea stacks, rock arches, sea kayaking, and some of the world’s most beautiful sunsets, this pocket-sized beach has a lot to offer.
This pocket-sized beach offers big views from its soft, sandy shores, looking out toward dramatic sea stacks, rock arches, and some of the world’s most beautiful sunsets. It is the perfect jumping off place for diving and kayaking, with easy access from the parking lot to beach and into the relatively calm water. Kayak Mendocino offers fascinating guided tours from Van Damme. Don’t worry if you’ve never been in a kayak before. The guides are so skilled and know the area so well that you don’t need any experience. And if you’re a veteran kayaker, you’re in for a treat! Just hop aboard and enjoy the ride through tranquil waters and secret sea cave pathways. It’s all yours to discover in this magical place. You’ll find it just north of the historic Little River Inn.