Fort Bragg Journals

Coasting on the Mendocino Coast

A May 2007 trip to Fort Bragg by davilin88

Hi-Sea Inn Photo, More Photos
Quote: We love the Northern California coast and May is the time we love it the most. The sun is shining, wildflowers are blooming, and we're relaxing.

Coasting on the Mendocino Coast

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Overview

Sea Stacks Photo, Fort Bragg, California
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We've been visiting this part of the California coast for many years now and, while there have been many changes to the town of Ft. Bragg, the coast itself is timeless. Small stretches of secluded beach are great places to kick back and watch the waves pound the offshore rocks, and trails lead along bluffs overlooking the ocean. The towns of Ft. Bragg and Mendocino are full of great shops and restaurants, and lodging ranges from upscale B&Bs to funky little beach motels. This May, we had near-perfect spring weather for our trip, with early morning fog giving way to sunny, breezy afternoons. Rhododendrons and other flowers were in their full glory, and the sea air invigorated. While in the a...Read More

Hi-Sea Inn

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Hotel

Hi-Sea Inn Photo,
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Located just north of Pudding Creek on the outskirts of Ft. Bragg, between Highway 1 and the ocean is a small, single-story, rustic motel that looks like a slice of 1950s beach life. The rooms are small with a TV, mini fridge, and coffee maker. There is one with a king size bed, the rest have one or two queens. They all have an ocean view and a sliding glass door that lets out on the common deck. You are bound to meet your neighbors out there and many of them will be regulars who return to stay here as often as possible. While it's not much, the Hi-Sea has a loyal following. We count ourselves among them. From the deck, it is a short walk to the bluffs overlooking a series of small beaches, tide pools...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 26, 2007

Hi-Sea Inn
1201 N. Main St.
Fort Bragg, California 95437
(800) 990-7327

Point Cabrillo Light Station

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Attraction

Point Cabrillo Light Station Photo, Fort Bragg, California
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Looking more like an old, one-room schoolhouse, the lighthouse sits near the cliffs overlooking the rocky coast of Mendocino County, between Ft. Bragg and Mendocino. After decades of neglect, the lighthouse is fully restored with a working Fresnel lens and a gift shop and displays from area shipwrecks which led to the commissioning of the light. The keeper's cottage has been converted into the Lighthouse Inn Bed and Breakfast and work continues on other buildings on the property. Guests at the inn or people with handicap stickers may drive down to about 100 yards from the lighthouse. Otherwise, it is a 1/2 mile walk from the parking lot, through fields of wildflowers, and with the barking of sea lions...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 1, 2007

Point Cabrillo Light Station
13800 Point Cabrillo Drive
Ft. Bragg 95460
(707) 937-6123

About the Writer

davilin88

davilin88
Chico, California