Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Mendocino County
Ready to check out the best sites in Mendocino County for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 3 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Mendocino County to suit your needs.
#3 - Little River
USA, California, Mendocino
Plenty of kelp so keep to the open paths to find the depth you are looking for. This is one of Mendocino County's best spots for abalone diving. Be sure to check the current regulations on ab harvesting to avoid fines from the strict enforcement by the good people at the Department of Fish and Game. Visibility can be limited but the amount of life is abundant, especially if you have access to a kayak or an inflatable. Just North of Mendocino along HW 1 you can find Little River, or Van Damm state park. Parking is free and just a small walk across the beach to the ocean. The access is protected by an offshore reef structure that makes this access the safest along the North Coast. Little River is also known as Van Damm.