Location and Directions for Surf Motel & Gardens

Surf Motel and Gardens is located in the heart of Mendocino’s beautiful rugged coast at the southern city limit of Fort Bragg at the intersection of Highway 20 and Highway 1 (Pacific Coast Highway). Fort Bragg is approximately 150 miles north of San Francisco.

Driving to Fort Bragg, CA

From San Francisco and Cloverdale (156 miles; 4 hours from Golden Gate)

Drive north from San Francisco on Highway 101 for 80 miles, and take the last Cloverdale exit (to Highway 128 Intersection). Take Highway 128 west for 56 miles to the Coast, passing by Yorkville, Boonville, and Philo on your way through the Anderson Valley wine country. At the intersection of Highway 128 and Highway 1, continue straight ahead onto Highway 1. Travel north on Highway 1 for 19 miles to Fort Bragg. Our property is off the highway at Ocean View Drive (on the right, one block north of Highway 20).

From San Francisco along the Pacific Ocean (170 miles; 6 hours)

While highly scenic, this drive takes about 6 hours to get from the Golden Gate Bridge to Fort Bragg. Head north from San Francisco on Highway 101. About 5 miles after you cross the Golden Gate Bridge, take the Highway One exit. Head west on 1 for 6 miles, and you’ll reach the coast near Muir Beach. Continue north on Highway One for 160 miles until you reach Fort Bragg. One block after you pass Highway 20 (to Willits), turn right onto Ocean View Drive, and then immediately right again into our driveway.

From Willits (33 miles; 45 minutes)

Take Highway 20 west for 33 miles to Highway 1. Go right (north) on Highway One for one block, turn right onto Ocean View Drive, and then immediately right again into our driveway.

From Ukiah (55 miles; 1 1/2 hours)

Go north on Highway 101 for 22 miles to Willits, then turn west onto Highway 20. Take Highway 20 west for 33 miles until you reach Highway One in Fort Bragg. At the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 20, turn right (north) to Fort Bragg. In one block, turn right onto Ocean View Drive, and then immediately right again into our driveway.

From Williams (130 miles; 4 hours)

Take Highway 20 west for 78 miles until you reach Highway 101, just 5 miles north of Ukiah. Head north on 101 for 15 miles to Willits. Take Highway 20 west for 33 miles until you reach Highway One in Fort Bragg. At the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 20, turn right (north) to Fort Bragg. In one block, turn right onto Ocean View Drive, and then immediately right again into our driveway.

From Sacramento (190 miles; 5 hours)

Go north on I-5 for 60 miles to Williams, then turn west onto Highway 20. Take Highway 20 west for 78 miles until you reach Highway 101, just 5 miles north of Ukiah. Head north on 101 for 15 miles to Willits. Take Highway 20 west for 33 miles until you reach Highway One in Fort Bragg. At the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 20, turn right (north) to Fort Bragg. In one block, turn right onto Ocean View Drive, and then immediately right again into our driveway.

Arriving from the East

  • Chico (60 miles to Williams): head west to I-5, then go south to Highway 20 at Williams. (Follow above directions from Williams.)
  • Yuba City / Marysville: take Highway 20 west for 35 miles to Williams (see above). (Follow above directions from Williams.)
  • Grass Valley: follow Highway 20 west for 67 miles to Williams (see above). (Follow above directions from Williams.)
  • Paradise (70 miles to Williams): head west to Williams (see above). (Follow above directions from Williams.)

Arriving from the North

From Highway 101, take Highway 1 south at Leggett. It is 48 miles to the Surf Motel, and we’re located at the southern end of Fort Bragg. One block after you cross the Noyo Bridge, turn left at the next light (Ocean View Drive), and immediately right into the Surf Motel driveway. If you reach Highway 20, you’ve gone too far —simply turn left onto Highway 20, turn left again at your first chance, and it will loop right back around to the Surf Motel driveway.

Road Conditions

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