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, +1 707-462-1422 or +1-800-696-4682, 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, +1 707-964-1800. More convenient, but more expensive too.
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 418 South Franklin Street, +1 707-964-4300, [1].
  • Hertz Car Rental, 200 East Chestnut Street, +1 707-964-0480, [2]. Shares location with Sport Chrysler Jeep Dodge, [3].



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 finishes the mill site cleanup [4].


  • Guest House Museum343 North Main Street +1 707-961-2840. Artifacts and pictures telling the history of the forest products industry on the Mendocino Coast.
  • The Skunk Train100 West Laurel Street +1 707-964-6371, toll-free: +1-866-457-5865. 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.



  • Rendezvous Inn & Restaurant647 North Main Street, toll-free: +1-800-491-8142. 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 Wharf32260 North Harbor Drive +1 707 964-4283. Great seafood restaurant featuring the views of the harbor at the mouth of Noyo River and the breakwater leading to the open sea. Recommended.


  • Maria's Kitchen120 South Main Street +1 707-964-8674. Espresso and restaurant.
  • North Coast Brewing Company455 North Main Street +1 707-964-2739. A pioneer in the craft beer movement, serving various ales, stouts and IPAs. Featuring a taproom with full dinner menu.
  • Silver's At The Wharf32260 North Harbor Drive +1 707 964-4283. Great seafood restaurant featuring the views of the harbor at the mouth of Noyo River and the breakwater leading to the open sea. Recommended.


  • Rendezvous Inn & Restaurant647 North Main Street, toll-free: +1-800-491-8142. 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: +1 707-964-0200, [5].
  • Mendocino Coast District Hospital, 700 River Drive, +1 707-961-1234, [6].
  • Fort Bragg Volunteer Fire Department, 141 North Main Street, +1 707-961-2830, [7].
  • United States Coast Guard, 19325 South Harbor Drive, Emergency: +1 707-964-6611, [8].
  • Fort Bragg Advocate-News, 450 North Franklin Street, +1 707-964-5642, [9].
  • Fort Bragg Cyclery, 221 North Main Street, +1 707-964-3509.
  • Kragen Auto Parts, 153 Boatyard Drive, +1 707-961-0301, [10].
  • Napa Auto Parts, 203 North Main Street, +1 707-964-5607, [11].
  • Rob's Classic 76, 225 North Main Street, +1 707-964-7751. Only automobile repair open on Sunday.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Fort Bragg
Eureka ← Merges with US 101.svg  N California 1.svg S  MendocinoSan Francisco
END  W California 20.svg E  WillitsYuba City

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