Noyo Harbor is located at the south end of Fort Bragg in beautiful forested hills. Located within day-trip range from San Francisco and the Sacramento Valley, Fort Bragg/Noyo Harbor is a popular get-away spot for locals and a favorite destination of tourists. In addition to the seaborne adventures available at Noyo Harbor, Fort Bragg offers access to the Skunk Train through the redwoods and amazing botanical gardens. Fort Bragg/Noyo Harbor offers a wide range of lodgings, great food, and plenty of shopping opportunities in addition to inviting state beaches and local vineyards.
Its location near the Pacific Ocean brings Fort Bragg/Noyo Harbor a mild climate throughout the year. Rain comes primarily from November through April, and fog is a common occurrence. Temperatures range from an average high of 19°C (66°F) in September to an average low of 13°C (55°F) in January.
The Botanical Gardens in Fort Bragg/Noyo Harbor are dedicated to conserving plants suited to the Mendocino Coast climate and displaying them for pleasure and education. Overlooking the sea in a mild maritime climate, the gardens are open and beautiful each season. They offer formal manicured gardens, coastal pine forest, fern-adorned canyons, and habitats and flora for native species. The Garden by the Sea welcomes visitors throughout the year.
The Fort Bragg/Noyo Harbor Point Cabrillo Lighthouse was built in 1909. Part of the California State Park system, this meticulously preserved lighthouse includes the light keeper's buildings, and it is open to the public. The Point Cabrillo Light Station continues to operate 24 hours a day to aid navigation in the Fort Bragg/Noyo Harbor area.
The Jughandle Farm and Nature Center in Fort Bragg/Noyo Harbor is an overnight non-profit educational center covering over 14 hectares of forest and meadows. It includes a campground area, many nature trails, and a 100-year-old Victorian farmhouse, much of which is accessible to wheelchairs. The nature center provides a Science and Ecology Program for schools where students learn how to raise native plants that are used by the State Parks Department and others. The center also maintains a natural history library, science equipment, and maps for visitors. Overnight accommodations are available in the farmhouse, in cabins, and in campsites.
The Skunk Train takes visitors on the historic train that crosses rivers and passes through tunnels through the redwood forest. One of the most scenic rail trips in the United States, the Skunk Train was originally a logging railroad. An Old 45 Steam locomotive or a diesel locomotive pulls the train cars for the 45-minute trip between Fort Bragg/Noyo Harbor and Willits, crossing 30 bridges, passing through two mountain tunnels, and stopping at Northspur.