For the municipality in Honduras, see Gualala.
Gualala is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County in the U.S. state of California. It is located on the coastline at the mouth of the Gualala River, on Highway 1. It serves as a commercial center for the surrounding area. Gualala was once a logging town, but tourism is now its central economic activity.
Gualala was first established by the construction of a hotel, saloon and a lumber mill in the 1860s. Logging the local redwood trees became especially profitable after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, when huge amounts of lumber were needed to rebuild the city.Web Sites and Links
Escape to GualalaGuide with area history, maps and events.
GualalaInfo.comDirectory of businesses and services in and around Gualala.
Independent Coast ObserverWeekly newspaper published in Gualala, covering the 'Mendonoma' coast. Subscription information, classifieds, and local guide.
KTDE-FMCommunity radio station serving western Mendocino and Sonoma counties.
Physical GymPhotographs and information about fitness facilities.
RCMS Community HealthcareNonprofit community health center offering medical, dental and counselling services.
Redwood Coast Chamber of CommerceChamber of Commerce site for Gualala and other Redwood Coast communities.
South Coast Volunteer Fire DepartmentServing Gualala and surrounding areas. Personnel, equipment, and map of district.