Get away to Fort Bragg! Enjoy the beaches, seaside, and sunsets.

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.

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Beaches, Sea and Gardens

Top Hotels in Fort Bragg

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Seabird Lodge Fort Bragg By Magnuson Worldwide
2 out of 5
191 South Street, Fort Bragg, CA
$74/night
Oct 14 - Oct 15
4/5Very Good! (1,146 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this motel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from C.V. Starr Community Center and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Glass Beach. Triangle Tattoo Museum and Skunk Train ...

4/5Very Good! (1,146 reviews)

"This is an older property in an older town, so it's not the fancy up to date boxes in the bigger cities, but this is also what makes it great. It has a pool and spa, fridges and microwaves and televisions in room. The facilities are fairly standard, but clean and functional. They have rooms that ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Seabird Lodge Fort Bragg By Magnuson Worldwide
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Harbor Lite Lodge
2.5 out of 5
120 N Harbor Dr, Fort Bragg, CA
$107/night
Sep 17 - Sep 18
4.4/5Excellent! (656 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Fort Bragg motel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Pomo Bluffs Park and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Glass Beach. Noyo Harbor and Mendocino Coast Botanical ...

4.4/5Excellent! (656 reviews)

"great beds. slept like the dead. free breakfast could be done without."…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2019

Harbor Lite Lodge
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Motel 6 Fort Bragg
2 out of 5
400 S Main Street, Fort Bragg, CA
$49/night
Sep 17 - Sep 18
3.2/5 (930 reviews)

Situated in Fort Bragg, this motel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Triangle Tattoo Museum and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Glass Beach. C.V. Starr Community Center and Skunk ...

3.2/5 (930 reviews)

"Comfortable and fairly clean . Nicely located. Nice and quiet"…"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

Motel 6 Fort Bragg

Popular things to do in Fort Bragg

Glass Beach
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Glass Beach

Comb the beach for sea glass gems and artificial rubies in this former trash site that has become a bay of colors.

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Take a tour of this enormous floral haven and follow the trail to the coast for excellent views of the Pacific Ocean.

Mendocino Headlands State Park
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Mendocino Headlands State Park

Hike through this scenic park for its excellent views and beaches and browse the fascinating exhibits in the visitor center.