Fort Bragg of today is a rustic seaside town featuring a fishing village in Noyo Harbor
, where you can Charter Boats for fishing and Whale Watching adventures at sea. Ride an old-fashioned train through redwood forests and discover fastinating shops and galleries.Interesting Fact:
Glass Beach is an amazing "Must See" glass covered cove, for kids of all ages! Chances are you've never seen a beach like this one.
Fun Things to See and Do in and around Fort Bragg
Glass Beach is one of the most unique beaches on the Mendocino Coast, if not the world. Not only because nature created it that way, but because time and the pounding surf have corrected one of man's mistakes.
Take a trip back in time on the World Famous Skunk Train from Fort Bragg on the Mendocino coast through the majestic redwood forest. It's fun for the whole family!!
Emerald Dolphin Mini Golf
A fun yet challenging mix of miniature golf with holes around & through streams, fountains and a two sided water fall! Sure to delight people of all ages.They have a Snack Shack and Arcade and a great place for kid parties.
CVStarr Aquatics Center
The Mendocino & Fort Bragg Rec centers offer year round activities for adults and kids! Great day camps, skating, Swimming and other fun activities! Both centers are rentable for meetings, birthday parties and special events.
...World-Class Indoor Pool
Good Clean FUN!
SPA by the Sea
Beachcomber Motel offers spa treatments mindful of your body & spirit, and delightful body treatments. The highly trained staff provides you with personalized attention that will leave you feeling serene as the natural surroundings.
Rubaiyat Beads in Fort Bragg
Discover world treasures from beads, findings, tribal jewelry, ethnic textiles to incense and sacred aromatherapy oils and burners, scented candles, metaphysical books, CDs, crystals, locally-made glass beads, and stained glass art.
Simply Succulent is a specialty nursery offering very small to very large succulents, grasses and other drought tolerant companion plants in a wide variety of colors and textures.
Showcasing Local Artists and their Works of Arts in Mendocino on Main St. Featuring one-of-a-kind paintings, jewelry, gifts, photography, prints, ceramics, sculpture, woodturnings and more...!
All Aboard Adventures Charter Boat
Providing family fun aboard the SEAHAWK! Enjoy whale watching, sport fishing for crabs and salmon. Sunset, weddings and specialty cruises are our specialty! Plus Karaoke on the Bay Cruises!
North Coast Brewing Co. Taproom, Restaurant & Bar
OPEN for Take out/curb-side delivery
Enjoy the best beers in this world paired with farm-to-table pub fare and fine dining with a full bar, and regional wine list. Independent since 1988. Making the World a better place - one pint at a time.
The Sequoia Room at North Coast Brewing Co Taproom, Restaurant & Bar features talented performers entertaining on Friday & Saturday night
North Coast Surf School
Make your Mendocino vacation memorable! Learn to Surf! 1 Hour 45 Minutes of Instruction
- Private & Group Lessons
- Includes all equipment
The Crows Nest Visitor Center
Take a walk on the gorgeous south Fort Bragg Coastal Trail and stop by to see our articulated Sea Lion skeletons, search for whales through our telescopes, or just chat with one of our wonderful docents about our exhibits and programs.
Hours: Thursday-Monday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Bamboo Garden Spa
Offering an array of spa treatments to renew, relax and replenish your mind, body and spirit. Enjoy a massage and spend quality time in a private tranquility suite to immerse yourself in a deep soak tub or detoxify in an aromatic sauna.
Guest House Museum
The Guest House Museum located on Main Street (Highway 1), houses the repository of artifacts and records telling the story of Fort Bragg. This beautiful Victorian is a centerpiece of Fort Bragg and is often a gathering place for local events.
MacKerricher State Parks
Popular with hikers, joggers, equestrians and bicyclists. This park is best known for all the seals that live in this beautiful and varied habitat of sandy beaches, ocean bluffs, sand dunes and tide pools to forests and wetlands.
Jug Handle State Reserve
NATIONAL NATURAL LANDMARK: Explore a 2.5-mile self-guided nature trail called The Ecological Staircase.
Each of the terraces was uplifted from sea level about 100,000 years before the one below it. The lowest terrace consists of prairie; the second is covered with pines; the third supports a unique pygmy forest with knee-high trees possibly several decades old.
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Located on 47 Ocean Front acres, this magnificent landscape includes canyons, wetlands, coastal bluffs, a closed-cone pine forest and a varied array of floral and plant collections.
Bring a Picnic!
Mendocino Redwood Burl
Specializing in unique pieces of furniture handmade from Mendocino Redwood Burl wood. Each and every piece is different and one-of-a-kind! Take home your favorite, because it really is "locally made". The tree was grown in Mendocino and the furniture is made in Mendocino!
Gloriana Opera Company
"CenterStage" musicals in our theatre have been augmented by concerts and by specialty shows. Always, we have offered something for the whole family. Children are an important part of our picture -- in choral groups, summer workshops, and in CenterStage productions.
--Noyo Harbor is your starting point for a day out on the ocean, whether it's on a fishing or whale watching charter, or paddling your own kayak.
Symphony of the Redwoods
In addition to concerts and Opus chamber music performances, orchestra members contribute their talents throughout the year to the Symphony, musical salons in private homes, a Pops concert and other local musical performances.
Pacific Star Winery
Join them at the oceans edge to enjoy this picturesque coastal winery, where they handcraft wines from the finest old vine vineyards in Mendocino County. Or stop by the tasting room in the Skunk Train Depot Mall in Fort Bragg.
Point Cabrillo Lighthouse
Join our knowledgeable docents for a leisurely stroll through the meadows and along the windswept bluffs of the 300 acre Point Cabrillo Preserve. You'll learn a little coastal ecology and some Mendocino history including the story of the Frolic, the 1850 shipwreck that changed the north coast forever.
Save Time, Get it On-Line
Annual and short-term licenses and Sport fishing validations. Report cards and Gift vouchers.
Cowlicks Ice Cream
They make their Ice Cream with the finest and freshest ingredients in their parlor. Stop by for a cone, hot fudge sundae, and a banana split. They're open late and KID FRIENDLY!
Coast Inn and Spa
Located on Hwy 1 in Fort Bragg, close to everything from their spa, shopping, beach and all the attractions of Fort Bragg and Mendocino - just down the road.
The latest movie releases offered on several screens, shown several times a day in Fort Bragg. Matinee showings are available. Check the website for times, titles and discounted showings!
Ten Mile Trail - Old Haul Road
Easy trail - Flat and paved most of the way! Excellent for biking, strolling and exercising. The Old Haul Road runs along the beach. A small section was washed out during a severe storm, but able bodied sorts can travel along the sand until the road picks up again.
Pomo Bluffs in Fort Bragg
on Todd's Point, in Fort Bragg, this relatively new city park (opened April 22, 2006) on the ocean bluffs overlooking the Noyo Harbor entrance and the Pacific Ocean. There is a paved walkway that's suitable for wheelchairs or strollers and there are benches along the way.
Noyo Beach - Off Leash Beach
Located under the bridge at Noyo Harbor in Fort bragg is a great off leash beach for dogs to romp and play. Mcdog (Mendocino Coast Dog Owners Group) are working on a fenced park in Fort Bragg.
Great fun, particularly if you are a dog!