Fort Bragg is a coastal city along iconic Highway 1 in Mendocino County, California. It is 24 miles west of Willits and north of the village of Mendocino. A California Historical Landmark, the city was founded prior to the American Civil War as a military garrison. The city historically thrived on lumber and commercial fishing, industries that have since declined. Due to Fort Bragg’s proximity to the Pacific Ocean, the city has very mild weather throughout the year. Fog and low overcast are common, especially during the night and early morning hours.
Glass Beach is part of the Noyo Headlands Park and MacKerricher State Park. Formerly the city dump, over several decades the pounding waves have worn down the glass from bottles and tail lights into sea glass, small, smooth pieces of glass that sparkle in the sun.
Built in 1892, the Guest House Museum originally served as lodging for the owners of Union Lumber Company, VIP visitors, and potential buyers of lumber products. It now serves as the headquarters of the Fort Bragg-Mendocino Coast Historical Society, where visitors from around the globe learn about the history of the area, from the tribes to the fort to the mill, and everything in between.
The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is a 47-acre garden along the coastal bluffs that is famed for its collection of rhododendrons and dahlias.
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