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Fort Bragg
Travel Guide

Glass Beach which includes rugged coastline

Marvel at the iconic recycled sea glass on the beaches and explore the varied museums of this former military garrison.

Fort Bragg is a popular destination on the Mendocino Coast due to its intriguing history and scenic views of the Pacific Ocean. This former military garrison has many activities, parks and museums. Travel through the coastal parks for the town’s most picturesque scenery.

Enjoy the sunny, warm summers with a trip to Pudding Creek Beach. Sunbathe or picnic on the powdery sand at the mouth of the creek. The beach has an antiquated wooden bridge and scenic nature trails.

Stroll along the three bays of the iconic Glass Beach to see the myriad colors of the shiny pebbles. The beach is a former trash site, where car batteries, headlights and other plastic and glass items have been eroded and smoothed by the ocean’s waves.

Pick up the various translucent objects and imagine what they were in a former life. Leave the colorful items to be discovered by other visitors. Explore the intriguing displays of the Sea Glass Museum, a little south of town, for a better understanding of this fascinating phenomenon.

In the central part of Fort Bragg is the Guest House Museum, which chronicles the history of the town and the Mendocino region. For a more modern theme, visit the Triangle Tattoo Museum just across the road. Learn about tattoos across different cultures and consider getting a tattoo in this parlor.

Fort Bragg is known for its spectacular coastal scenery. Explore the trails meandering around the cliffs of Porno Bluffs Park, the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and MacKerricher State Park.

Located in Mendocino County, Fort Bragg is in the northwestern region of California. Fly to San Francisco International Airport and head north for 180 miles (290 kilometers) to get here. Get around the area by bus or rental car. Nearby towns and landmarks include Mendocino, Eureka and the Jackson State Forest.

With glass beaches and a military past, Fort Bragg is an exceptional town on the Mendocino Coast.

Best Western Vista Manor Lodge
Best Western Vista Manor Lodge
2.5 out of 5
1100 N Main Street, Fort Bragg, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £138 per night from 5 Jul to 5 Jul
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of MacKerricher State Park and Glass Beach. Pudding Creek Beach and Skunk Train are also within 1 mile ...
3.9/5Good! (832 reviews)
"The place is new and really clean"

Reviewed on 11 Jun 2021

Best Western Vista Manor Lodge
North Cliff Hotel
North Cliff Hotel
3 out of 5
1005 S Main St, Fort Bragg, CA
The price is £165 per night from 7 Jul to 7 Jul
Located in the heart of Fort Bragg, this beach hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Noyo Harbor, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and MacKerricher ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (831 reviews)
"Jacuzzi bathtub with amazing view is the reason to book here. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Kind, efficient staff and easy check in/out!"

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2021

North Cliff Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Ft Bragg, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Ft Bragg, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
250 West Highway 20, Fort Bragg, CA
The price is £154 per night from 14 Jul to 14 Jul
Situated in Fort Bragg, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Noyo Harbor and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Glass Beach. Pomo Bluffs Park and Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens ...
4.3/5Excellent! (780 reviews)
"The property was well located (within minutes of Mendocino) and the room clean, comfortable and renovated. Breakfast was poor (cereal and bars) but not a big deal. We would stay here again."

Reviewed on 15 Jun 2021

Holiday Inn Express Ft Bragg, an IHG Hotel
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Charming Craftsman Home on 1.1 Acres Close to Town and Beautiful Beaches
Charming Craftsman Home on 1.1 Acres Close to Town and Beautiful Beaches
18530 Estels Ct, Fort Bragg, CA
This family-friendly Fort Bragg holiday home is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and Sea Glass Museum. Noyo Harbor ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (73 reviews)
Another great retreat!
"This was our 2nd time renting this home. The manager is always so friendly and accommodating! We love it!"

Reviewed on 15 Jun 2021

Charming Craftsman Home on 1.1 Acres Close to Town and Beautiful Beaches
Spectacular Oceanfront With Ocean, River And Sand Dune Views!
Spectacular Oceanfront With Ocean, River And Sand Dune Views!
29000 N. Highway 1, Fort Bragg, CA
This family-friendly Fort Bragg cottage is located on the waterfront, within a 5-minute walk of MacKerricher State Park and Inglenook Fen-Ten Mile Dunes Nature ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (79 reviews)
Scenic Funky Fun
"Secluded cabin. Nice views of the ocean from living room. Wonderful patio and deck with fire pit. Comfortable living space and nice kitchen. A fun collection of antique salt and pepper shakers in One cabinet One bedroom is surrounded by huge windows on three sides with no curtains and open to the ..."

Reviewed on 13 Jun 2021

Spectacular Oceanfront With Ocean, River And Sand Dune Views!
Harbor Watch - World Class Views of the Pacific Ocean and a Short Walk to the Noyo Beach
Harbor Watch - World Class Views of the Pacific Ocean and a Short Walk to the Noyo Beach
32094 North Harbor Drive, Fort Bragg, CA
Situated on the waterfront, this romantic holiday home is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Pomo Bluffs Park and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Glass Beach. C.V. Starr Community Center ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
On the water Tiny House
"We absolutely loved this place, the location is unbeatable! You walk out your door in the am to sea otters and seal to be seen right over the edge of the deck and in the evening the sunset is visible from the deck. The beach is a 4 minute walk, maybe 3 minutes. The state parks in the near vicinity ..."

Reviewed on 6 May 2021

Harbor Watch - World Class Views of the Pacific Ocean and a Short Walk to the Noyo Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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