Coastal Trail construction through November 2014

Public access to Glass Beach will be restricted from August 18, 2014 until November 30, 2014.  The primary access is closed due to construction, but limited access is available on weekends only along a flagged alternate trail.  Follow signs from the main Glass Beach access.  The City of Fort Bragg is building a 93-acre park on a piece of the vacant industrial parcel south of Glass Beach, thereby opening up 3.5 miles of Fort Bragg coastline for walking. Key improvements include: 4.5 miles of new trails connecting Noyo Bridge with Pudding Creek Trestle; 2 new parking lots with welcome plazas and bathrooms. Other beaches to check out during the closure: Hare Creek Beach, Pudding Creek Beach, and most of MacKerricher SP. For more info about Glass Beach, see this update on the beach closure and the new park from the City of Fort Bragg.

Summer Escape: Swimming, Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Hiking, Historic Walks, and More

If you’re from Sacramento, Chico, Redding, the Bay Area or even Napa, where summer heat soars into the triple digits, then Fort Bragg is the place to cool off — and to find cool things to do. Check out the Explore section of our site for all kinds of fun things to do when you visit!

Guest House Museum on Main Street, Downtown Fort Bragg

Guest House Museum

The Mendocino Coast Historical Society Downtown Fort Bragg and Rose Cemetery walks will take you back in time.


Talk of the Town

Historic Downtown 3rd Annual Sidewalk Saturday September 20th
[posted: September 12th, 2014]


looking east up Laurel Street

Laurel Street

In town for the 75th Anniversary of the Festival of the Holy Ghost (Portuguese Festa) on the weekend of September 21st, or just looking for something fun for the family?  Shop historic downtown Fort Bragg during the annual Sidewalk Saturday celebration.  The merchants of downtown Fort Bragg have joined forces to showcase the best in art, merchandise and services, all available right here in town.  Start your holiday shopping early and join us on Saturday.  Local musician Earl Oliver will be strolling the neighborhood, providing a festive accompaniment to the many activities.  Stores on Laurel Street, Franklin Street, Redwood Street and, of course, Main Street will be celebrating with us.  Don’t miss the historic photos of downtown Fort Bragg displayed at Town Hall, and stop by for some refreshments.  Pick out an outfit for Saturday’s Dinner, Dance and Coronation at the Portuguese Hall or browse the many galleries featuring local artists and artisans.  Don’t forget to enjoy lunch at one of our many outstanding restaurants and cafes while you shop.

Mark your calendars; Saturday, September 20th, 11:00A to 4:00P in historic downtown Fort Bragg.  Hospitality center at Town Hall at the corner of Main and Laurel streets.  Shop local, shop downtown Fort Bragg!

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