Comprising the southern border of MacKerricher State Park, Pudding Creek Beach is a popular seaside destination. Beneath the scenic Pudding Creek Train Trestle, now a multi-use path and part of the Fort Bragg Coastal Trail, the beach is filled with activities like estuary exploring, sunbathing, and inspecting tide pools. A popular place for residents and tourists alike, Pudding Creek Beach is relatively quiet by California coastal standards, and it's easy to find a spot on the sand of your own.
For a fun, free thing to do seven days a week, the Fort Bragg Coastal Trail tours miles of Mendocino County coastline via a paved pedestrian path. Stretching from Pomo Bluffs on the south side of the city to the northern end of MacKerricher State Park, this continuous pathway and collection of coastal trails is popular with walkers, strollers, and cyclists—and always delivers on great ocean views. One of the easiest trailheads to reach is located off Elm Street next to Glass Beach.