Fort Bragg offers superb access to the coast for abalone diving.
Art galleries, theatre and opera companies, and lots of local music fuel the local Arts Scene.
Bee CityFort Bragg became a Bee City USA® in July 2016 — making it the first city in California to receive the designation.
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Oceanic, forest, and freshwater birds are everywhere.
C.V. Starr Community & Aquatic Center
This state‐of‐the‐art facility features superb aquatic and exercise facilities, as well as a new skateboard park.
The most well‐known local attraction. The city used to dump trash into the ocean until the early 1970s, and this beach consists of tumbled glass remnants instead of sand.
Guest House Museum
The Guest House Museum showcases the history of Fort Bragg.
James Krenov School of Fine Woodworking
World‐famous James Krenov founded a woodworking school that is thriving even after his passing.
In addition to ocean kayaking in the Pacific, Noyo River is also accessible to kayaks.
Living Light Culinary Arts Institute Raw Food Culinary School and Store founder Cherie Soria is a leader in the raw food movement, and a lot of students train at the school.
MacKerricher State Park
One of the top 100 most‐visited state parks in the USA. Contains 10 miles of oceanfront that includes Glass Beach, Pudding Creek Beach, a harbor seal rookery, a small lake stocked for fishing, camping, and miles of beaches.
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
49‐acres of gardens featuring indigenous plants in a spectacular seaside setting. You can easily see whales migrating in the winter and spring.
Fort Bragg has been used as a location for several dozen movies, including The Majestic (2001); Overboard (1987); Racing with the Moon (1983); Humanoids from the Deep (1979); Summer of ’42 (1970); The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming (1965); East of Eden (1955); and Johnny Belinda (1947).
North Coast Brewing Company
This micro‐brewery is highly regarded in the USA.
A working port with hundreds of commercial fishing boats.
- Bird watching
- Mountain biking
Point Cabrillo Lighthouse SHP
This lighthouse is about 5 miles south of Fort Bragg. It uses the restored Third‐Order Fresnel lens as a Federal Aid to Navigation. This is also a spectacular location for whale watching, since the low bluffs let you get very close to the water.
Pomo Bluffs Park
This city park offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the mouth of Noyo Harbor. You can easily see whale spouts from the shore, as well as large winter waves piling into the harbor's mouth.
A 125‐year‐old historic steam train that travels through a redwood forest along the Noyo River.
Whale Watching & Sport Fishing
From December-April, 20,000 California Gray Whales migrate south from Alaska to Baja, and then back to Alaska over 4 months. You can see whales from anywhere along the shore, and sport fishing boats take people out to the whales. Boats also take people out on sport fishing trips.