Fort Bragg, CA

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Glass Beach featuring 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.

The Beach House Inn
The Beach House Inn
2.5 out of 5
100 Pudding Creek Rd, Fort Bragg, CA
The price is $82 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of MacKerricher State Park and Glass Beach. Pudding Creek Beach and Skunk Train are also within ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (972 reviews)
"Walking distance to beach"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

The Beach House Inn
Harbor Lite Lodge
Harbor Lite Lodge
2.5 out of 5
120 N Harbor Dr, Fort Bragg, CA
The price is $89 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
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 ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (971 reviews)
"We love this place"

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Harbor Lite Lodge
Beachcomber Motel Fort Bragg
Beachcomber Motel Fort Bragg
2.5 out of 5
1111 N. Main Street, Fort Bragg, CA
The price is $139 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
Nestled on the beach, this Fort Bragg motel is within a 15-minute walk of MacKerricher State Park and Glass Beach. Pudding Creek Beach and Skunk Train are also ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (930 reviews)
"This is the most family friendly motel/hotel I've ever staying at. Our teenagers absolutely loved the balcony overlooking the ocean, the nearby bridge, the paved walking trail, the nearby dirt paths on the bluff, and the path down to the beach feet from our room. They were grateful I chose this motel ..."

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2022

Beachcomber Motel Fort Bragg
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.
Cowabunga - A luxury trailer just minutes from our private dock in the harbor and beach
Cowabunga - A luxury trailer just minutes from our private dock in the harbor and beach
Fort Bragg, CA
This family-friendly Fort Bragg campground is within 3 mi (5 km) of Pomo Bluffs Park and Glass Beach. Sea Glass Museum and C.V. Starr Community Center are also ...
5/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Perfect spot for us!
"Easy and smooth"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

Cowabunga - A luxury trailer just minutes from our private dock in the harbor and beach
Poop Deck - 3 minutes from the beach and right on the Noyo harbor
Poop Deck - 3 minutes from the beach and right on the Noyo harbor
Fort Bragg, CA
This family-friendly Fort Bragg campground is within 3 mi (5 km) of Pomo Bluffs Park and Glass Beach. Sea Glass Museum and C.V. Starr Community Center are also ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (22 reviews)
we had a great time
"the property was great convenient close to shops and restaurants , we had a great time , thanks for the rental"

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

Poop Deck - 3 minutes from the beach and right on the Noyo harbor
Ocean Front Mid Century House
Ocean Front Mid Century House
Fort Bragg, CA
This family-friendly Fort Bragg vacation home is located by the ocean, within 1 mi (2 km) of Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and Sea Glass Museum. Pomo Bluffs ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (33 reviews)
Beautiful view
"The house had all the basics needed and was very clean. The view was AMAZING! Bed was very comfortable, too!"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Ocean Front Mid Century House
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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