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About Virgin Creek Beach in Fort Bragg, California

Virgin Creek Beach is sandy shoreline tucked away in the middle of MacKerricher State Park. It’s only reachable by trails. There is a narrow public land corridor with a trail to the beach from Highway 1. This parking area and trailhead is located across from the address 22991 N Hwy 1 in Fort Bragg. Where the trail hits the beach you can walk to the left which leads to the widest part of the beach near the creek mouth, or explore to the right where the beach is more narrow below the bluff. The Haul Road Trail behind the beach takes walkers and bikers north to MacKerricher Main Beach and south to Pudding Creek Beach.  It’s possible to walk to Virgin Creek Beach from these nearby beaches which are about one mile away. Virgin Creek Beach is usually less crowded than the other beaches in the state park.

22991 N Hwy 1
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Park Name
MacKerricher State Park
State Park
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on beach
Free parking
Hiking, Biking, Beachcombing, Beach Walking
Trails, Rail-Trail
Map of Virgin Creek Beach
Fort Bragg, US
7:33 am, July 16, 2024
temperature icon 53°F
L: 50° H: 55°
Feels like 52.11 °F broken clouds
Wind gusts: 2 m/s
UV Index: 0.98
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:01 am
Sunset: 8:40 pm
Humidity 92 %
Pressure1017 mb
Wind 2 m/s

Nearby Beaches

Old Haul Road Beach

0.6 miles away

This popular beach in MacKerricher State Park doesn’t have an official name. Locals just call it the beach next...

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Pudding Creek Beach

0.8 miles away

Pudding Creek Beach is next to an old wooden train trestle that now is a multi-use recreational trail bridge...

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