There’s very little glass left on the beach at NOYO headlands. In fact there’s almost none; however the place is still worth checking out if you are making your way up north. Interestingly enough all the people who came to collect the glass wore very colorful outfits, perhaps there’s a correlation…
Apparently there are in fact focal areas around the shore where you can still find a handful of colorful silicone rocks. In case you have time to stroll around the beach, you might actually get that internet famous shot of the polished glass.
We did notice a lot of divers who were hunting specifically for the abalone. Another good spot for hunting the mollusks is at the Sea Ranch, just an hour or so south of Fort Brag.
In all the truth we had limited amount of time dedicated to this area, although there aren’t that many destination point past Mendocino. Josh McNair has a bit more info on Eureka and adjacent towns. We also made our way to the Mendocino Gardens that wasn’t all that exciting unfortunately. Nevertheless not every venture ends up in a satisfying culmination. If you’re a history buff swing by the Fort Ross to see the first and last Russian-American company settlement in California.
We did however enjoyed some of the tastiest brews from the North Coast Brewing Co. located in the downtown area of the Fort Brag. Scrimshaw pilsner and old Rasputin stout should make it onto your beer card with no questions asked. Anderson Valley brewing Co (recognizable by the bear with antlers logo)also draws a few visitors – although it’s really depends on your palat. We did however enjoy the hwy 128 from wine to waves with abundant number of wineries located in this magical part of California.