Fort Bragg, California Boasts Some Of The World’s Best Beaches
FORT BRAGG, Calif., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Are Fort Bragg beaches the best in the world? We think so.
Over a 12-mile stretch of Northern California’s Mendocino Coast, our beaches offer more things to do, more rugged coastline, more hidden coves and sea caves, more interesting rocks, more birds, more clear water and more solitude than anyplace else we know of.
You can picnic, run, beach comb, explore tide pools, watch whales, go birding, ride horses, or photograph big waves … and even bigger sunsets. Three of our beaches are world renown for colorful frosted sea glass, tumbled into myriad fanciful shapes by majestic waves.
Although our beaches are enjoyed by surfers, abalone divers, sea kayakers, families, couples, adventure seekers, equestrians and pet lovers, you’ll rarely see a crowd.
Fort Bragg also is proud to be the official “Gateway” to the California Coastal National Monument along the Mendocino Coast. Located off the 1,100 miles of California coastline, the California Coastal National Monument comprises more than 20,000 small islands, rocks, exposed reefs, and pinnacles between Mexico and Oregon. All those beautiful rocks are home to sea lions, harbor seals, pelicans, gulls and abundant marine life.
In addition to our Coastal National Monument, here are seven great Fort Bragg beaches to explore:
- Ten Mile Beach
- Virgin Creek Beach
- Glass Beach
- Pudding Creek Beach
- Hare Creek Beach
- Jug Handle Beach
- Caspar Beach
As with beaches everywhere, beware of possible hazards, including slippery rocks, crumbling cliffs, and sneaker waves (large waves that seemingly surge out of nowhere). Our clean clear waters are cold (52-54 degrees Fahrenheit) so wetsuits are essential for swimming, surfing, or diving. Keeping children (and dogs) out of the water during big surf days is just good commonsense.
“Be Swept Away by the Beauty Not By the Waves” – Mendocino Coast Water Safety Coalition
SOURCE City of Fort Bragg Promotion Committee