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Not Quite South of Fort Bragg
Our RV park of choice is just South of the Noyo Harbor. It’s technically still in town. But this section of coast just to the south of Fort Bragg is another great place for a walk and views of the ocean. It’s especially great at sunset. We had a few days of some great weather and as the sun went down, the views were fantastic.
This park was adjacent to our RV park and has some great walking paths. The park is on the Pomo Bluffs.
A Day Drive South of Fort Bragg
There are a lot of things around Fort Bragg to explore and see. We decided to do some things familiar and some things new.
Point Cabrillo Light House
Close to town is a historic lighthouse that has been mostly restored back to it former glory. We have been out here many times due to it proximity to town and it’s great walking paths. It’s a great place to take an evening walk and watch the sunset from the bluffs around the lighthouse. There are also several of the keeper’s houses that have been restored and are available as vacation rentals.
Continuing farther South out of town on Highway 1 we came across a state park called Russian Gulch. This was a new spot to explore for us, mainly because it requires a day use fee from the State of California. We tend to avoid CA state parks with day use fees because they have become more and more expensive. Especially since we usually have a ton to see that is open and free to explore.
The main draw for us was being able to get below another HWY 1 bridge. But we found a lot more to this park than we expected. There is a section of the park back behind the campground that has some trails that lead up into a redwood grove.
When we were in New Zealand, we came across a beach that is pretty famous. It holds something called the Moeraki Boulders. These boulders are huge, smooth spheres that just sit on top of the sand on the beach. No one is quite sure how they formed. But they are a pretty popular tourist destination.
Well, a few hours south of Fort Bragg is a place called Bowling Ball Beach. We decided to take the drive and see if they were anything like boulders we saw in New Zealand.