Sunset at Bowling Ball Beach
Bowling Ball Beach lies at the north end of Schooner Gulch in Mendocino County. This nearly untouched stretch of coast has remarkable cliffs and strange rock formations. Of those, the bowling balls might be one of the stranger formations. Much larger than any real bowling ball they might serve as such for King Kong but otherwise are just massive boulders that have rounded by the pounding surf of the most powerful Pacific Ocean. This section typically lies under water but during very low tides the bowling balls become exposed and the photographers and shell collectors descend on the little beach.