Beautiful area. If you go, be sure to visit my favorite indie bookstore, Four-Eyed Frog Books. This place is fantastic and, while small, has a great book selection. We also lucked into a sale - 50% off hardbacks, 40% off paperbacks. Woo-hoo! Also in Gualala, a shout-out to the ladies at Cafe Lala. Warm cafe, fast service, and good fresh food. Not to mention home-made blackberry pie. And, to finish out my advertisements (I always like to plug local businesses), rent from Coasting Home. The houses are lovely, and so is the staff.