They say - `you get what you pay for’. This is usually true though sometimes it is in reverse of what you expect.
Take, for instance, the Pine Beach Inn. One would rate this as a one or two star lodge. A typical old roadside motel. And it is. It is older and to the side of a road.
Once the main coastal highway throughout the state it is still the only road South to North on this part of the California coast. Consequently it is fairly busy, yet the motel only has a few of its units facing the road and even then they are set back away from the traffic noise.
To the North of the Inn is a canyon filled with growth which makes it hard to see and leaves a large space of nothing but green along the side of the highway which means when you approach the tall sign at night it is easy to find your way home.
The street to the South goes into a private subdivision of cliff top dwellings. The turn top the right takes you to the office and driving straight ahead takes you to a large common area, with gazebo, which separates the wings of the motel, further insuring calm and quite in the units themselves.
Behind the West wing of the inn is a paved path that is fairly steep and leads to the bottom of the canyon and the mouth of a small creek. This area can be fairly dangerous, if there is a large storm brewing on the Pacific Ocean, and there are signs warning you to stay away.
However on a calm day it is a lovely stretch of beach where you may spot some wildlife in the early morning or
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Situated near the beach in Fort Bragg, this inn is close to Sea Glass Museum, Jughandle State Natural Reserve and Mendocino …More