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Noyo Headlands Park

Noyo Headlands Park
Fort Bragg / Noyo Harbor

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Fort Bragg’s newest 104 acre park is situated atop Fort Bragg’s bluffs overlooking a very dramatic coastline and ocean. The park includes 5.6 miles of multi-use trails with many stunning ocean views and dynamic views of the town and mountains beyond. Various stages of the park were opened between 2015 and 2018, and the park is now fully connected with access points at Cypress Street (south) and Elm Street (northern side of town). The park includes many community favorites such as the beautiful Otsuchi Point overlook, the stunning Johnson Point and Johnson Rock, Glass Beach, and the Crow’s Nest Interpretive Center, brought to you by the Noyo Center for Marine Science. The trail also connects to the North, across the Pudding Creek Trestle, to MacKerricher Park and south across the Noyo River Bridge to Pomo Bluffs Park: all together a distance of 7.5 miles. The multi-use trail provides the first public access to Fort Bragg’s rocky coast since the 1800s. Views are spectacular, and Noyo Headlands Park has already gained the enviable reputation of being one of the best places anywhere to view stunning sunsets. The park includes 18 unique hand crafted artist benches and five stunning murals.

Dogs are allowed off leash in the dog park (near the Cypress Street parking lot), but otherwise must be kept on leash.

The park was reclaimed from an industrial mill site formerly owned by Georgia-Pacific. Before the restoration, much of the site was covered with asphalt, which was removed, and the entire area was restored to its natural state. You can still see remnants of the old Mill Site to the east of the park. The $12 million project was funded through a combination of Prop. 84 funds, California State Coastal Conservancy funding and ATP funds from Caltrans. WHERE: Access to the park is via Elm Street at the north end and Cypress Street at the south. Parking and admission are free, and the park is open 24 hours a day.

MORE INFO: Noyo Center for Marine Science, 707-733-NOYO (6696)

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