Noyo Beach

Noyo Beach

Fort Bragg, California 95437
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The small but popular dog beach sits where the Noyo River enters the Pacific Ocean. The beach parking area is located at the end of North Harbor Drive under the Highway 1 bridge over the Noyo River and Harbor Channel.

After visiting the beach, stop at Nemo's Fishmarket on N. Harbor Drive where you and your dog can sit on the deck and have lunch.

Help us keep this beach beautiful and dog-friendly:
• Always follow the posted rules
• Respect natural marine life and habitats
• Be aware of tides and currents
• Pack in and pack out, leaving only paw prints

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