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Fort Bragg

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Fort Bragg

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Fort Bragg is a city in Mendocino County on the North Coast of California.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

There are only three main roads into Fort Bragg: Highway 1 north and south and Highway 20 to the east.

By bus[edit]

Mendocino Transit Authority, 241 Plant Road, Ukiah, CA, 95482, 707-462-1422 or 800-696-4682, MTA.

By boat[edit]

The Noyo River leads to one of the very few harbors between San Francisco and Eureka.

By bicycle[edit]

Fort Bragg is on the Coast Bicycle Route.

Get around[edit]

  • 5 BraggAbout: Local bus service by Mendocino Transit Authority.
  • Dial-A-Ride: Local bus service from curb to curb by Mendocino Transit Authority, 190 East Spruce Street, 707-964-1800. More convenient, but more expensive too.
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 418 South Franklin Street, 707-964-4300, [5].
  • Hertz Car Rental, 200 East Chestnut Street, 707-964-0480, [6]. Shares location with Sport Chrysler Jeep Dodge, [7].

See[edit][add listing]


Whale watching is a popular activity in Fort Bragg. There are also lots of seals that live on the coast.

  • Glass Beach is a well known site in Fort Bragg. It is the site of the old town dump and the beach is covered in old pieces of colored glass that have been made smooth by the waves. It's not even a beach and there isn't much glass, it's very overrated.

Note: Public coast access is limited until ARCADIS [8] finishes the mill site cleanup [9].

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Guest House Museum, 343 North Main Street, 707-961-2840. Artifacts and pictures telling the history of the forest products industry on the Mendocino Coast.
  • Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden, 18220 North Highway One, 707-964-4352, [10]. Offers everything from colorful displays to thunderous waves.
  • The Skunk Train, 100 West Laurel Street, 707-964-6371 or 866-457-5865, [11]. The California Western Railroad runs between Fort Bragg and Willits. So called because it originally ran on gasoline engines with the corresponding odor of long-chain hydrocarbons. Old #45, a steam engine, often runs on summer weekends. There is a day trip to North Spur daily.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Cheshire Books, 345 North Franklin Street, 707-964-5918, [12]. A locally owned bookstore! -CLOSED-
  • Racines Art and Office Supplies, 344 North Franklin Street, 707-964-2416 or 866-374-6972, [13].
  • Roundman's Smokehouse, 412 North Main Street, 707-964-5954 or 800-545-2935, [14]. Butcher shop.
  • Understuff!, 310 North Franklin Street, 707-964-5013, [15]. Lingerie.
  • Carol Hall's Hot Pepper Jelly Co, 330 North Main Street, 866-737-7379, [1]. Locally made jams and jellies.  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Egghead's Restaurant, 326 North Main Street, 707-964-5005, [2]. Omelettes, crepes, sandwiches and burgers, all with a Wizard of Oz theme.  edit
  • Laurel Deli and Desserts, 401 North Main Street, 707-964-7812, [16]. Breakfast and lunch in the Depot Building.
  • Mendo Bistro, 301 North Main Street, 707-964-4974, [17]. An affordable dining choice.
  • Rendezvous Inn & Restaurant, 647 North Main Street, 800-491-8142, [18]. Focuses on Country French cuisine. Rated #1 for food in Mendocino County by the 2006-2009 (tied in 2009) Zagat surveys of San Francisco Bay Area restaurants. Warm, redwood-paneled dining room and superb food and service. Described as "unpretentious, yet sophisticated" by Sunset Magazine. Six cozy inn rooms. Dinner chef cooks and serves breakfast for inn guests. Pets welcome in cottage at no additional fee.
  • Silver's At The Wharf, 32260 North Harbor Drive, (707) 964-4283 ‎. Great seafood restaurant featuring the views of the harbor at the mouth of Noyo River and the breakwater leading to the open sea. Recommended.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Headlands Coffeehouse, 120 East Laurel Street, 707-964-1987, [19]. Coffee and live music.
  • Maria's Kitchen, 120 South Main Street, 707-964-8674. Espresso and restaurant.
  • North Coast Brewing Company, 455 North Main Street, 707-964-2739, [20]. A pioneer in the craft beer movement.
  • Silver's At The Wharf, 32260 North Harbor Drive, (707) 964-4283 ‎. Great seafood restaurant featuring the views of the harbor at the mouth of Noyo River and the breakwater leading to the open sea. Recommended.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Best Western Vista Manor Lodge, 1100 North Main Street, +1 707 964-4776 (toll free: +1 800 821-9498, fax: +1 707 964-4779), [3].  edit
  • Colombi Motel, 647 East Oak Street, 707-964-5773 or 707-964-8015, [21].
  • Holiday Inn Express, 250 Highway 20, +1 707 964-1100, [4].  edit
  • Rendezvous Inn & Restaurant, 647 North Main Street, 800-491-8142, [22]. Cozy rooms with private baths in an historic turn-of-the-century Bed and Breakfast. Rated #1 for food in Mendocino County by the 2007 and 2006 Zagat Surveys of San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants.

Stay safe[edit]

Fort Bragg is a relatively safe city. Just be aware and take normal precautions as you would in any urban area. Dial 9-1-1 to contact a dispatcher for an emergency.

  • Fort Bragg Police Department, 250 Cypress Street, Dispatch: 707-964-0200, [23].
  • Mendocino Coast District Hospital, 700 River Drive, 707-961-1234, [24].
  • Fort Bragg Volunteer Fire Department, 141 North Main Street, 707-961-2830, [25].
  • United States Coast Guard, 19325 South Harbor Drive, Emergency: 707-964-6611, [26].
  • Fort Bragg Advocate-News, 450 North Franklin Street, 707-964-5642, [27].
  • Fort Bragg Cyclery, 221 North Main Street, 707-964-3509.
  • Kragen Auto Parts, 153 Boatyard Drive, 707-961-0301, [28].
  • Napa Auto Parts, 203 North Main Street, 707-964-5607, [29].
  • Rob's Classic 76, 225 North Main Street, 707-964-7751. Only automobile repair open on Sunday.

Get out[edit]

Routes through Fort Bragg
Eureka ← Merges with US 101.png  N noframe S  MendocinoSan Francisco
END  W noframe E  Willits

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