Pudding Creek Beach in Fort Bragg, California
Pudding Creek Beach is next to an old wooden train trestle that now is a multi-use recreational trail bridge in MacKerricher State Park. Pudding Creek flows down onto the beach sometimes crossing the sand and at other times just pooling up behind it. The beach is in a deep sandy cove at the creek mouth and has high rock walls all around it.
Footpaths meander all over the bluff around this beach leading to many places to take pictures from. One place in particular that should be discovered is a huge tidal pool below the rocks on the point just north of the beach. On the other side of that point there’s a hidden narrow sandy beach called the Old Haul Road Beach. The paved Haul Road Trail heads north farther to Virgin Creek Beach and continues all the way to MacKerricher Main Beach. Hiking trails follow the bluff south to better-known Glass Beach not far away.
To get to Pudding Creek Beach find a parking strip across from the Best Western Vista Manor Lodge Hotel and just south of the Beachcomber Motel along Highway 1 (Main Street) north of downtown Fort Bragg. This beach parking lot is right on the beach behind the trestle so you’ll walk under it on the way to the water’s edge.
1100 N Main St
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
- Park Name
- MacKerricher State Park
- State Park
- Hiking, Biking, Sunbathing
- Trails, Paved Bike Path, Wooden Train Trestle, Toilets, Tide Pools, Rail-Trail
- Pet Policy
- Dogs allowed on leash
- Free parking