Gualala is a must-stop if you are traveling along the coast, either for an overnight stay at any of the lovely lodging establishments or for a meal at one of the fine restaurants located here.
Location / Terrain:Gualala is a coastal location on a cliff over looking the Gualala River and the Pacific Ocean.
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Gualala Zip Code:95445
Gualala Elevation:219 feet
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Best For:Gualala is best for people looking for a romantic getaway with many outdoor activities.
Point Arena (15 miles)
Anchor Bay (5 miles)
Upcoming Events In Gualala
Emma Steele, Klein Competition Winner, Violin, With Piano Accompaniment - Presented By Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series
Merling Trio - Presented By Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series
Rumi's Caravan - Presented By Gualala Arts Global Harmony Series
Flanders Recorder Quartet - Presented By Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series
Trio 180 - Presented By Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series
The Many Faces Of Phil - A Musical Journey, Presented By Art Center Theater
Gualala's Annual Events
Annual Art in the Redwoods Festival
Annual Studio Discovery Tour
Redwood Coast Whale and Jazz Festival
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Gualala Point County Park
Bower Regional Park
Mailliard Redwoods State Reserve
Redwood Coast Chamber Of Commerce
Gualala Arts Center
Specials near Gualala
Complimentary Tour Of The B Bryan Preserve at Lodging At The B Bryan Preserve
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Gualala California InformationGualala is a small unincorporated town on the coast of Mendocino County. Highway 1 runs through this town of about 1,900 people, located at the mouth of the Gualala River and the Pacific Ocean. Gualala started out as a logging town shortly after the 1906 earthquake, but now tourism is the main industry.
Gualala takes its name from the Pomo Indian language, which translated would be "where water meets," which is in reference to the fact that the city is located where the river meets the ocean.
Even though Gualala is not technically a city, it does have quite a community, including a wonderful art center (Gualala Art Center) on the Gualala River in a lovely redwood forest. It also has a weekly newspaper the Independent Coastal Observer, known to the locals as the ICO. If radio is more your thing, then the local radio station - The Tide at 100.5 FM - is where you'll want to tune in.
Though Gualala is small in size, due to its beautiful location it has many fine lodging establishments, including hotels, vacation houses and bed and breakfast inns, as well as many fine restaurants from which to choose.
With the growth of Sea Ranch just south, Gualala serves as a wonderful community hub for the residents of the area.
Despite the fact that the town is in such a remote location, it does have high speed wireless internet access throughout most of the downtown area.
If you are driving up the coast, Gualala California is not to be missed.
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