|Elevation||23 ft (7 m)|
Hardy (formerly, Hardyville and Hardy Creek) is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California. It is located on California State Route 1 near the Pacific coast 5.25 miles (8.4 km) north of Westport, at an elevation of 23 feet (7 m).
A post office operated at Hardy from 1902 to 1915. The name honors R.A. Hardy, who owned a wharf nearby. The mill at Hardy Creek (which was around the point from Juan Creek) was part of the Cottoneva Lumber Co. at Rockport. The mill had a wharf and a railroad. The town had a large hotel. The mill was operated by E. T. Dusenbury, one of the owners of the Cottoneva Lumber Co. The mill was destroyed by fire and was never rebuilt.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hardy, California
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 73. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
- DeLorme California Atlas & Gazetteer (2008) Yarmouth, Maine p.47 ISBN 0-89933-383-4