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April 3, 2014
Fun at CVStarr
The Beachcomber Team

Join us for a day of FUN!  The C.V. Starr Center is having an admission free day Sunday April 6th.  The Hours will be the following
  • Facility: 12:00noon -5:00pm
  • Lap Pool: 12:00noon -4:30pm
  • Leisure Pool: 1:00pm -4:30pm
  • Resistance Walking: 12:00 noon -1:00pm 
  • Swim Slide Splash: 1:00pm-4:00pm
    March 25, 2014
    Mendocino Stories and Music Series 
    The Beachcomber Team

    Mendocino Stories and Music Series joins The Caspar Community to celebrate the ukulele as a friendly and playful instrument on Saturday, April 12 for the Third Annual Caspar UkeFest. Instructional workshops, informal jam sessions, and evening performances complimented by fresh, local and gourmet cuisine. All ages and levels of interest and expertise encouraged. 10 AM to 9PM at CCC, downtown Caspar. Benefit for Caspar Community Center.  The weekend will be kicked off at Community Center of Mendocino on Friday, April 11 with a ukulele variety show and jam session/singalong at 7:30PM. 937-1732 for ticket info.
    March 16, 2014
    Spaghetti Anyone?
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    FBHS SAFE & SOBER CLASS OF 2014 SPAGHETTI DINNER AND AUCTION Saturday April 5, 2014 5-8 pm Dinner  8:00 Live Auction FB Fire House TICKETS: Adults $12    10 and under $6 Available at Sport Dodge  and Mendo Lake Credit Union  Questions?      Lisa 972-2004     Rachel 357-4440All proceeds benefit the FBHS graduating class of 2014
    March 7, 2014
    Mark your Calendars...
    The Beachcomber Team

    6th Annual Ford House Progressive Dinner in Mendocino Saturday May 3rd, at 6pm. Appetizers at the Kelley House, Salad and Entrée at the Mendocino Hotel, Dessert and Silent Auction at the Ford House. Fine Anderson Valley Wines. Benefit to restore the Historic Ford House and Gardens. Info @ or 707-937-5397
    February 26 2014
    Whale Fest month 
    The Beachcomber Team

      Reminder to all:  come out to support the 32nd Annual Whale Festival in Fort Bragg, Saturday March 15.  We are excited to have 9 of our local restaurants and cafes serving their special chowders at Town Hall  Saturday from 11am until the chowder runs out, which is usually around 1pm.  You will also have an opportunity to cast your vote for your favorites. We will award a 1st , 2nd, and 3rd place certificate to the people's choices.  We are so grateful to the following participants for  generously agreeing to join our event this year:  Angelina's, Cafe One, Cliff House Restaurant, Harvest Market, JJ's Family Restaurant, Laurel Deli, Living LIght Cafe, North Coast Brewing Company, and The Restaurant.   In adddition, this year, North Coast Brewing Company will be there to serve samples of their beers, all included in the price of the event.  There are many other events throughout the weekend, so visit us at for more details.
    February 17 2014
    Bingo Bash!
    The Beachcomber Team

    Tickets are now available for the Mendocino Soroptimist's annual Bingo Bash, Saturday February 22, 2014 at Crown Hall, Mendocino. Call Kathy Dodds at 707-937-3239 for information
    February 8 2014
    Saving Wild Places
    The Beachcomber Team

    From January 4th - February 21st:  Saving Wild Places - Mendocino Eco Artists support Mendocino Land Trust.  Back independent art and conservation simultaneously at this upcoming art show held at Glendeven Inn's "Wine Barn Gallery."  The public is welcome to attend daily from 9:00am - noon and again from 3:00pm through 6:00pm.  To learn more, please call 707-962-0470, or contact either the Eco Artists or Glendeven.  
    January 30, 2014
    12 Months of The Coast
    The Beachcomber Team

    A beautiful calendar for 2014 is finally available at Suzi put together twelve recent images, some prize winners, on a great calendar so you have a different picture every month!  Order yours today, and you can make it any size you want. Or order other products with Suzi's wonderful art!
    January 21, 2014
    The Musical Mendocino Coast
    The Beachcomber Team

    Mendocino Stories & Music Series Coming up in the Spring Series The Blushin' Roulettes CD Release Tour, March 21 Mendocino Hotel Schieve's Soul Survivors, March 22, Hill House Hit and Run Improv Comedy, March 28 & 29 Hill House Third Annual UkeFest, April 12, Caspar Community Center benefit Gwyneth Moreland  & Friends, April 25, Mendocino Hotel Alex de Grassi with Paul McCandless, April 26, Little River Inn.
    January 13, 2014
    Whales and Horses
    The Beachcomber Team

    Whale watching by horseback! View whales, seals, cormorants and osprey while riding horseback on Ten Mile Beach, from the tops of redwood forest mountains, and through vast cattle ranches overlooking the Pacific Ocean
    January 4, 2014
    Beauty at The Gardens
    The Beachcomber Team

    The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens are offering Staff-Led Garden Tours of the beautiful oceanfront gardens. Be amazed as you explore exotic and bountiful gardens at your own pace or join an informative walk led by a botanical expert! You'll see blooms, birds, waves, and more. Click here for more information.
    December 27, 2013
    Wine and Crab!!
    The Beachcomber Team

    Wine and Crab days are coming January 17-26 on The Mendocino Coast!
    Click Here for our special package.
    Mendocino's Crab and Wine Days is rated one of America's Top 10 Seafood & Wine Festivals by Coastal Living Magazine you'll devour the all-you-can-eat crab feeds, winemaker's dinners, wine competitions, crab cruises, cooking classes, family-style cioppino feeds and crab cake cook off and lots of seafood! Many restaurants and Inns are celebrating with specials and events throughout the county, from the coast to the inland valleys.For more info visit
    December 18, 2013
    Point Cabrillo Lighthouse
    The Beachcomber Team

    Enjoy a walk down the hill, learn about the history of your local area and find unusual lighthouse and marine related gifts at the Lighthouse Museum and Giftshop, part of the Point Cabrillo Light Station. We have adorable plush animals like ones found around the Station, dazzling jewelry by local artists, wonderfully warm socks, shirts and watch caps with our logo, a bevy of books for all ages, puzzling jigsaw puzzles, original ornaments and so many  other fine items. Open daily (including Thanksgiving and Christmas) from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  707-937-6122
    December 10, 2013
    Cookie Walk
    The Beachcomber Team

    Town Hall on Saturday, Dec.14 from 9 am -2 pm is the site of the Fort Bragg Garden Club's annual COOKIE WALK. Buy delicious homemade cookies by the pound plus swags, wreaths, crafts, gifts and treasures. Featured this year will be Country Christmas Encore- Mendocino Study Club members will have their clever creations for sale.  Stop by for a cup of hot cider.  Cookie decorating for younger children.  Call 962-9187 for information.
    December 3, 2013
    Lighted Boat Parade!
    The Beachcomber Team

    "6th Annual Lighted Boat Parade in Noyo Harbor will be on Friday, December 6, 2013. Participants are asked to rendezvous in their lighted craft in front of the Coast Guard station in Noyo Harbor at 5:30PM. The parade will proceed downriver from there and make several trips up and down the river until approx. 6:30. People wishing to view the parade may do so at any of the great restaurants in the harbor, or at the end of North Harbor Drive, under the bridge at 6pm. If it rains, the parade will be postponed until Sunday Dec. 8.,within the same time-frame."  For further information, e-mail Jim McDannold of Century 21 at
    November 24, 2013
    Gallery Gala!
    The Beachcomber Team

    Fort Bragg's Edgewater Gallery will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a gala anniversary/holiday party on First Friday, December 6, from 5-8 p.m.  A host of past members will attend as guests, and a special toast and cake-cutting ceremony will take place at 6:00 p.m.  There will be music and light refreshments.  Edgewater is at 356 N. Main St. near the Laurel Street intersection.First Friday also will kick-off the gallery's month-long "Gift Show" that features  a variety of artistic creations in all price ranges for holiday shoppers seeking unique items.
    November 16, 2013
    More Mushrooms!!
    The Beachcomber Team

    On Mendo Insider's Edible Mushroom Tour, you will head out to our lush woods with our expert guide to our favorite "shrooming" spots, where you will learn to discern some relatively easily identifiable edible mushrooms and some notoriously dangerous ones, habitat identification and seasonal preferences to find certain species. Both fun and educational, this tour is geared to give you an introductory course in finding your way around the mushroom world.
    November 7, 2013
    8th Annual Wine & Mushroom Festival!
    The Beachcomber Team

    Come to the coast for the 8th Annual Wine & Mushroom Festival! 12:00 - 4:00p.m. November  9. Wine, mushrooms & treasures take over the hall at St. Anthony's with live and silent Wine & Gift auctions. The silent auction will feature many different selections of wines in all price ranges.   Our live auction will offer some of the best wines, wine lots and gift baskets, along with some special items and wine magnums painted by local artists.   Enjoy pairing of wines from 10 Anderson Valley wineries with gourmet foods. Make a meal of everything from mushroom hors d'oeurves to sampling wild mushroom soups from top restaurants in a soup contest and artisanal cheeses.    The Mushroom Man, will educate you on wild mushrooms. Complete your experience with candy cap mushroom ice cream. No one leaves hungry! $40 per person 
    October 30, 2013
    The Beachcomber Team

    The Fort Bragg Leos HAUNTED HALL OF HORRORS - DEATH ASYLUM - 3D  will be  Halloween (Thurs) Oct 31 from 7-10 PM.  Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.  Admission: 16 and over $8.00.  Kids under 16 FREE (first time through) thanks to the sponsorship of THE SKUNK FM!  3D glasses $1.00.  The first 120 to arrive get their 3D glasses FREE, thanks to the sponsorship of THE RENTAL PLACE!    It is not too late to be a sponsor!  Contact to sponsor today! Visit:  or our facebook page:   
    October 23, 2013
    Come Celebrate!
    The Beachcomber Team

    The wonderful Fort Bragg Senior Center celebrates 40th anniversary this Saturday, October 26 with a gourmet banquet  prepared by guest chef Kim Badenhop of the Rendezvous Restaurant. Seating from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. $40 includes sumptuous dinner, wine & beer, and commemorative history booklet. The Center is home to many activities not only for Seniors but the entire community. Come celebrate this great organization for all they have done for us these 40 years! Tickets at Center or Harvest Market, or call 964 0443 for reservations.
    October 14, 2013
    Lighthouses and Learning!
    The Beachcomber Team

    The Point Arena Lighthouse invites the interested public to join us at the lighthouse for a one hour discussion and question period, one afternoon per month, during the winter months.  This November Merita Whatley presents a review of her book, Point Arena Lighthouse. Saturday, November 16.Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. This brief presentation will include an opportunity to ask questions of the presenter as well Located at 45500 Lighthouse Road (in the Fog Signal Building at the lighthouse)in Point Arena. FOr more info call 707-882-2777.
    October 6, 2013
    Plan Your Escape!
    The Beachcomber Team

    A 2-night retreat for Only $199 -- (regular $462!) at The Beachcomber Motel on Mendocino Coast!! Plan an escape to charming Fort Bragg with this oceanfront getaway for two at The Beachcomber Motel that saves more than 55% on the complete package. Click here for more info:
    September 28, 2013
    What a Place!
    The Beachcomber Team

    What waves! What wildlife! What a wonderful time -- here on The Mendocino Coast! Come for the food and festivals, or just for a weekend of bike rides (bikes available at The Beachcomber!) along the California Coastal Trail and The Pacific Ocean behind The Beachcomber Motel. It's the place to be -- On The Beach!
    September 20, 2013
    The Abalone Cook-off & Festival is Coming!
    The Beachcomber Team

    The The Abalone Cook-off & Festival is coming October 5th! The public is welcome and can participate for free. Although abalone tasting is limited to the judges; other food, beverages and Local Mendocino Wine will be available for purchase. Guests will enjoy the live entertainment, a raffle and silent auction. Just go down South Harbor Drive in Fort Bragg and look for the food!!
    September 12, 2013
    Plein Air Paint Out!
    The Beachcomber Team

    Look who we found painting this spectacular ocean view at The Beachcomber! The Mendocino Art Center hosted the first Mendocino Open Paint Out (MOPO), a plein air festival, with five days of plein air painting, with wet paint sales each day in the Art Center's galleries, daily demonstrations and presentations and nightly community barbecues, with food and beverages available for sale. The festival culminated with a Quick Draw competition and sale, followed by a celebratory reception and awards presentation. We love all the happenings here on The Coasat - and so will you!
    September 4, 2013
    Making Memories at The Beachcomber!
    The Beachcomber Team

    Watch our new video "Beachcomber Motel and Spa - Where memories are made" just published on Youtube! Whether its a family outing, a romantic getaway, or any reason for travel, we offer you oceanfront adventures of every kind - and memories to last a lifetime. Call us now at 1-800-400-7873 to reserve your room!
    August 26, 2013
    Exciting things happening at CV Starr!
    The Beachcomber Team

    Perhaps exercising in a group isn't for you at the moment. Did you know that you can enroll for just about any kind of private lesson with fantastic instructors at CV Starr Community Center? Ofering Skateboard lessons in thier own skate park, Personal training in thier fitness room or pools, Swim lessons, Petanque lessons, Zumba Fitness lessons, Aqua Zumba lessons & Kayaking lessons. Inquire at their front desk for more information or visit them here!
    August 18, 2013
    Sunset BBQ on The Skunk Train!
    The Beachcomber Team

    Fort Bragg to Northspur, BBQ Dinner! All Aboard for our BBQ Dinner Excursion. August 24th - 3:30pm. Travel round trip from Fort Bragg to Northspur. EQUIPMENT WILL BE A MOTORCAR OR DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE PULLING COACHES. Departing Fort Bragg on this 5-hour journey with a dinner stop at Northspur. During the trip you will be treated to views of the Pudding Creek estuary, travel through tunnel #1, and quietly glide through the majestic Noyo River Canyon. For more info visit
    August 9, 2013
    Paul Bunyan Days are coming!
    The Beachcomber Team

    Nearly 20 events are scheduled during the Fort Bragg Paul Bunyan Days festival on Labor Day Weekend, August 30-September 2. These family fun events range from a traditional main street parade and logging show to an ugly dog contest. View the Paul Bunyan Days website for a complete schedule of activities, then make plans to join in the fun!
    August 1, 2013
    Art in The Redwoods
    The Beachcomber Team

    The Art in the Redwoods Festival returns to Gualala Arts Center for the 52nd annual event August 17 and 18. What began among the redwoods on Gualala ridge in 1961 has grown to a weekend attraction for thousands. This popular weekend event features art from near and far along with free entertainment and artists booths. Admission to the festival is $6; youth 17 and under are free. For more info visit
    July 24, 2013
    Music Festival
    The Beachcomber Team

    We love The Mendocino Music Festival! Established in 1986, the Mendocino Music Festival is a magical blend of fine music by outstanding performers in one of the most enchanting sites in Northern California. Evenings include orchestra concerts, Big Band, chamber music ensembles, dance, blues, jazz, world, folk, bluegrass and popular contemporary music.
    July 15, 2013
    It's Rodeo Time!!
    The Beachcomber Team

    July 28 and 29: Annual Fort Bragg Rodeo!
    If you thought rodeos only take place in sagebrush and cactus country, you’re in for nice surprise. Think California redwoods and coastal Fort Bragg, the setting for the 48th annual Shoreline Riders Rodeo, July 28 and 29. Put on your Wranglers, Stetsons, and Tony Lamas, pack up the kids, and head for a weekend of family fun. Click for more info
    July 8, 2013
    Stories, tales and tellers . . .
    The Beachcomber Team

    July 22: Hear the stories of some of the pioneers and early settlers of Fort Bragg and the Mendocino Coast. Learn about the symbolisms of Tombstones and what you can learn about area and family history from a cemetery. Please meet at Rose Memorial Park at Franklin and Spruce Streets. Walks start at 2:00 pm. Walk led by David Foucheaux. A donation to the Historical Society of $5.00 is requested
    July 2, 2013
    Docent Walks in Fort Bragg Historical District!
    The Beachcomber Team

    July 13 & 17: The Fort Bragg – Mendocino Coast Historical Society offers a regular docent led walk of Fort Bragg’s historical business district. Learn about Fort Bragg’s rich and historic commercial past. Hear how Fort Bragg’s business district is actually located where the Fort Bragg military post was built, and how the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake destroyed much of the business district, and learn how the area has changed throughout Fort Bragg’s history. A donation to the Historical Society of $5.00 is requested
    June 25, 2013
    June Video & Photos!
    The Beachcomber Team

    Published on Jun 12, 2013 Thanks to everyone who posted photos. Keeping posting your favorite photo's at the Beachcomber Motel facebook page for a chance to be in an upcoming video.
    June 16, 2013
    The Beachcomber on NBC
    The Beachcomber Team

    Read this great article about The Beachcomber Motel! "One place that's nabbed a spot in the Golden State motel A Team is The Beachcomber in Fort Bragg. GREAT VIEWS: But what sets The Beachcomber apart from other inns is its rather epic views of the Mendocino County coast. Big Wave season, in January, brings out a lot of travelers, but because the motel is pet friendly it does barking business pretty much year-round. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
    June 7, 2013
    Spirit of America Concert
    The Beachcomber Team

    4th of July Weekend Event Alert! Join us for a special concert held on the coast Friday July 5 at 7 pm at the Fort Bragg 1st Presbyterian Church, 367 S Sanderson Way. "Spirit of America" is a Patriotic and Americana music featuring: Acafellas, In the Mix, Dan Fowler, the Mendocino Coast Brass Ensemble and Four in a Chord. Tickets are $20 each ($30 for Couples; 1/2 Price for Veterans). Available at the Food Bank, Harvest Market and At-the-Door. This is a benefit for the Fort Bragg Food Bank with a portion of the proceeds going to the VFW.
    May 30, 2013
    Summer Kick-Off!
    The Beachcomber Team

    Kick off Summer Monday June 17th with a free day at C.V. Starr!!! Monday June 10th will be Sign-ups for Summer Session One. This Session will begin on June 17th and end on July 13th. Kids check out; Spanish Fun for Kids, Fun with Yarn Lanyard cord and more, Origami, Skateboard Lessons, and Catch the Beat (a dance class taught by our Zumba instructors) Adults come be a Star at the Starr's Open Art Studio. Looking to expand your safety knowledge? We are offering Red Cross Lifeguard Class, First Aid, CPR for the Pro and Jr. Guard this Summer. Learn to be comfortable in the water with Swim Lessons, there will be several sessions over summer for both youth and adults.
    May 23, 2013
    Chocolate, Wine and Ale!
    The Beachcomber Team

    A Tasty Way to Spend Your Memorial Day Weekend! A TASTE OF CHOCOLATE, WINE & ALE * Sunday, May 26 * 1 to 4 pm. A benefit for Mendocino Music Festival and Mendocino Art Center on Heider Field, Mendocino - look for the white tent. Local chocolate candies, pastries, ice cream, wines, beers, coffee. Silent Auction. $25 Advance, $30 Day of Event. Click here for more info
    May 15, 2013
    Breakfast Club Raffle
    The Beachcomber Team

    Win Breakfast-for-Two from a different restaurant for each month for an entire year! The Winner of the Raffle will receive 12 Breakfasts-for-Two generously donated by 12 local restaurants: Cafe 1, David's, Eggheads, Headlands Coffeehouse, Home Style Cafe, Laurel Deli and Desserts, Little River Inn, MacCallum House, Mendocino Hotel Garden Cafe, Queenie's Roadhouse Cafe, Sportsman's Dock Restaurant and Wiley's Cafe. Only 100 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $50 and are available at the Food Bank at 910 North Franklin and at Harvest Market. The Raffle is a benefit for the Fort Bragg Food Bank. Click to View Flier
    May 7, 2013
    Concert, Dinner, Silent Auction
    The Beachcomber Team

    Please join us for a concert, dinner and silent auction fundraiser for the Redwood Coast Senior Center's Circle of Elders Social Day Program on June 2 at Caspar Community Center. Local musicians Gene Parsons, David Hayes, Bill Bottrell, Steven Bates, Marcus McCallen, John Bush, Roger Fritz, Christy Wells and Jan Kessner will perform beginning at 6:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for pizza, desserts, beer and wine. Tickets for The Acoustic Jamboree are $20 and are available at Brown Paper Tickets and at Tangents, Harvest Market and Out of this World. Some silent auction items will be available at Mendocino Lake Credit Union for early bidding beginning May 7th.
    April 29, 2013
    My Garden
    The Beachcomber Team

    April 11 Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens proudly announces an exciting new event –My Garden. This fundraising event is expected to become one of the top three annual fundraisers within Mendocino County. My Garden will take place on Saturday, May 25, 2013, Memorial Day Weekend, in the beautiful MCBG Perennial Garden. More Info
    April 21, 2013
    Hairy Putter Srtikes Again!
    The Beachcomber Team

    Hairy Putter is a favorite on the Mendocino Coast and considered by all to be our local mascot and ambassador. Watch Hairy in our favorite new video featuring himself and his friend, Alan Ahtow. Hairy LOVES his Freshpet treats. . . Watch Hairy's Video Here
    April 13, 2013
    Spring is Sprouting!
    The Beachcomber Team

    You don't need a garden to grow safe, delicious and vibrnt sprouts! So say the folks at Living Light Marketplace at The Company Store in Fort Bragg. They have the jars, organic seeds and the knowledge. Shop 10am to 6pm daily, and Sunday 10-4pm. Or shop online at!
    April 7, 2013
    Bay Area Lighthouses
    The Beachcomber Team

    San Francisco's 7x7 Magazine has done a feature on Bay Area Lighthouses including our own local Pont Cabrillo Lighthouse: "Lighthouses may have been designed to guide sailors, but they do a pretty good job of getting the attention of drivers as well. Throw them in the mix with a day off, and you’ve got a good reason to hop in the car and go for a drive." Click Here for full article!
    March 30, 2013
    Rummage Sale!
    The Beachcomber Team

    The giant 26th annual Elk Rummage Sale will take place on Satruday and Sunday April 6th and 7th from 10am - 4pm at the Greenwood Community Center in downtown Elk CA. Everything under the sun including antiques, collectibles, clothing, books, toys, tools, housewares, furniture and so much more. Baked goods and lunch items available too. When you're on the coast, take the most beautiful drive in the world up Highway One to Elk!
    March 23, 2013
    Walking tours at the Gardens
    The Beachcomber Team

    Walking Tours: Take a tour with a Botanical Gardens staff member and see what's blooming. Walking tours are available on the first Monday of the month at 1:30 pm, from March 4th through November 4th, 2013. Rhododendron Walks: Saturdays at 1:00 pm - Join Rhododendron Gardeners Dennis McKiver or Jim Celeri for a rhododendron walk through our Fort Bragg rhododendrons, tender species and our big leaf rhododendrons that are unique to our climate. Free with Admission to the Gardens
    March 16, 2013
    Teen Wellness Fair
    The Beachcomber Team

    On Wednesday March 27 Safe Passage will be holding a Teen Wellness Fair from 11:45am - 5:30pm at The Teen Lounge, 208 Dana St., Fort Bragg. The event is free and opent to the public in celebration of physical, mental and emotional health for teens. For more informaiton call 707 964-3077.
    March 7, 2013
    Great Press!
    The Beachcomber Team

    From NBC! Read this lovely little recap of some specials from the Beachcomber Motel and Spa! Spring is a great time to come up to Mendocino County for special deals! CLick Here!
    February 28, 2013
    And the next one is . . .
    The Beachcomber Team

    The Little River Whale Festival will be the next WHALE of a weekend on March 9 & 10. Be sure to book your room early at The Beachcomber Motel and Spa for a weekend of gourmet chef specialties, Vegas Night, Art Exhibits, and more! For information visit
    February 21, 2013
    It's almost HERE!
    The Beachcomber Team

    It's Whale Festival Season! Mendocino Whale Festival is coming on March 2 and 3 with Chowder Tasting ALL OVER the coast, Local Concerts, art showings and so much more. For information visit
    February 14, 2013
    We Want Your Photos!
    The Beachcomber Team

    Have a favorite picture, video or memory at the beachcomer motel and spa? Submit and be in one of our videos! :) Thanks to Paul House, Betty MacKenzie, Carol Flure Torrez Kakonyi, and Jeff Kukral for your GREAT photos! :) Click Here to See Submitted Photos!
    February 7, 2013
    Whale Festival is Coming . . .
    The Beachcomber Team

    The Mendocino Whale Festival is March 2 & 3 this year. Explore the beautiful village of Mendocino where there are plenty of whales to view from the surrounding Mendocino Headlands State Park, while tasting chowder and wine, and discovering art exhibits, local shops and Inns.
    January 31, 2013
    Big Waves!
    The Beachcomber Team

    Come on down to The Beachcomber for Big Wave Season! Watch the majestic crashing waves from our captain's deck or from the terrace of your room overlooking the ocean. Its a great photo-op and the best free show in town. See you here!
    January 22, 2013
    Beachcomber Video!
    The Beachcomber Team

    Thanks to Mark Scheffer, Paul House, Jb Ramos, and Vanessa Dickson for your photo's! They are great!! Post your photo's of the Beachcomber Motel and Spa facebook page to be in a Beachcomber video! View it here!
    January 13, 2013
    Simply Crabulous!
    The Beachcomber Team

    Join us on The Captain's Deck at THe Beachcomber Motel for "Crabulicious" Soup Supper on Sunday, January 20th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00PM. We will be enjoying Crab Chowder, Cream of asparagus with crab soup and bread! $15/person and $20/couple. Hope to see you there before the 49ers game!
    January 6, 2013
    Mendocino County Crab, Wine & Beer Festival
    The Beachcomber Team

    The highlight of the crab season is Mendocino County’s 10-day Crab, Wine & Beer Festival. Enjoy gourmet, crab-themed dinners, family-style crab and cioppino feeds, crab fishing adventures, a Wine Competition showcasing local wines that pair well with crab, and the ever popular Crab Cake Cook-off featuring Mendocino County chefs! Check out our Calendar of Events… you’ll find it’s no wonder the Crab & Wine festival was named one of the Top 10 Seafood and Wine Festivals in the country by Coastal Living magazine! For more info visit
    December 30, 2012
    Arts and Music
    The Beachcomber Team

    November 27-December 30. The Mendocino Art Center gallery presents Partners Gallery Group Show, "Close to Home," the Mendocino Coast FurnitureMakers' 5th Annual Wooden Toy Show, John Hewitt's painting exhibit, "Coast to Coast," and a showing of the MAC art department coordinator's artwork. Reception: December 8, 5pm-8pm. Open daily, 10am-4pm. Free admission. Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake Street. 707-937-5818, ext. 14. 
    December 23, 2012
    Happy Holidays from The Beachcomber Motel!
    The Beachcomber Team

    We would like to take this oportunity to wish you and your loved ones a great holiday season full of family, friends, love and joy. From all of us at The Beachcomber Motel!
    December 15, 2012
    Crab, Wine, and a Beachcomber Package!
    The Beachcomber Team

    Crab Wine Days is rated one of America's Top 10 Seafood & Wine Festivals by Coastal Living Magazine you'll devour the all-you-can-eat crab feeds, winemaker's dinners, wine competitions, crab cruises, cooking classes, family-style cioppino feeds and crab cake cook off and lots of seafood. At the Beachcomber Motel we have the Fab Crab Package! The package includes:
  • 2 Tickets for Fort Bragg Rotary and The Mendocino Sports Foundation Annual CRAB FEED
  • Two fabulous nights in a Spectacular King or Two Queen room
  • $50 Spa Credit for a couples massage
  • 2 Tickets to the Botanical Gardens
  • PLUS - Champagne and Chocolates!!
    All of the above for only $329.00 per couple!! Call now for availability and reserve your space 707.964.2402
    December 11, 2012
    Hairy Putter at The Beachcomber Motel
    The Beachcomber Team

    We recently had a canine celebrity stay with us. It was Visit Mendocino County's Director of Barketing! He was kind enough to share his experience and his 1st Doggie massage in his blog! Check it out here:
    December 6, 2012
    Festival of Lights
    The Beachcomber Team

    Join us at the 3rd Annual Festival of Lights where thousands of lights transform Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens into a magical Winter Wonderland. Bring the kids and join the festivities… and take care of all of your holiday shopping. Dec. 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th & 16th. Please join us! KIDS FREE 15 & under (children must be accompanied by an adult)
    Tickets $5 Monday - Thursday. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays $10
    DRESS FOR WEATHER; COME FOR FUN! This is truly a community event. Our special thanks to the Friends of the Gardens, Gardens volunteers, and community members who help make this festival possible.
    November 30, 2012
    The Christmas Train!
    The Beachcomber Team

    The Skunk Train is one of the Coast's most popular attractions, and The Christmas Train is coming! DEC 1-23, The Christmas Train offers a magical experience with Santa, elves, musicians, storytellers, cocoa, cookies and a gift from Santa for the kids Guests of all ages are encouraged to wear their pajamas on these 90 minute long train trips. For more info visit
    November 23, 2012
    Local Inn Tours on The Coast!
    The Beachcomber Team

    The Mendocino Inn Tours will take place DEC 13, 14, 15 & 16 covering MENDOCINO, LITTLE RIVER, FORT BRAGG, ALBION & ELK - Get in the Holiday Spirit with the Mendocino Candlelight Inns tours. The inns graciously invite all to tour their lovely holiday decorated inns. For more info visit
    November 16, 2012
    Local Licks Live!
    The Beachcomber Team

    The Coast presents LOCAL LICKS LIVE XIX:, Saturday  November 17 at 7:30p, our nineteenth benefit for Music in Our Schools.The premiere concert of the season with some of Mendocino County's top musicians, all in acoustic performance. This year featuring - alphabetically - Blue Dudes (Nat Montoya, David Jonason, Doug Smith & Claudia Paige); Gwyneth & Monko, (Gwyneth Moreland & Michael Monko); Jamie & Hugh  (Jamie Peters & Hugh Connolly); the Sourdough Loafers (Frannie Leopold, Chip Yerbic, Lee Rider & Peter Barg). Cotton Audiitorium, corner of Harold & Fir, Fort Bragg. Doors open at 7PM, show at 7:30. Advance tickets $15 at Harvest Market in the Boatyard Center, Racines in Fort Bragg, Out Of This World in Mendocino and Dig Music in Ukiah. $20 at the door. To order online or for more information, go to
    November 9, 2012
    Beer, Wine and Mushroom Festival
    The Beachcomber Team

    Just a quick note to let you know this is the last weekend of the Beer, Wine and Mushroom Festival events in Mendocino County! Some of the events include winemaker dinners, mushroom walks and the Wild Fish Jazz Night. For event information click on this link:   Beer, Wine and Mushroom Festival events info.
    November 3, 2012
    Living Social Special!
    The Beachcomber Team

    2 nights and 2 massages for $249 | Living Social Special! Come enjoy life at The Beachcomber Motel "On the Beach" Make time for sunsets. Anything you dream up can happen, and it's easy to make your dream come true! Click here to see our special on Living Social!
    October 27, 2012
    CV Starr Events
    The Beachcomber Team

    The C.V. Starr Center Fall 2 Session is starting soon! Sign up for Swim Lessons, Petanque, Halloween Crafts, Card Creations, Age well drive smart classes, and Fitness Room Orientations. The C.V. Starr Center is also starting a Kids Corner Program where you can drop off your child while you use the facility. Sign-ups start Monday October 1st. Fall 2 Session begins October 8thand ends November 10th. For more info visit our website  or call us at 964-9446.
    October 19, 2012
    Haunted Hall of Horrors
    The Beachcomber Team

    The Fort Bragg Leo (youth) Club is hosting their annual HAUNTED HALL OF HORRORS for three nights, this year.Friday Oct 26, Saturday Oct 27 and Halloween Oct 31st from 7-10 PM.  Adults $8.00, Minors $5.00.  Kids 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  This is a very scary event and not recommended for young children.  Halloween eve, it will be less scary (no guarantees!) for the first hour!  For more info:  For advance tickets call:  964-0921
    October 12, 2012
    Lights, Cameras, Action!   
    The Beachcomber Team

    The F.L.I.C.S. (Film Liaisons In California Statewide) will be hosting the California On Location Awards event in Pasadena this year. The Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce will be representing our THE COAST at the event. More movies filmed on The Mendocino Coast - stay tuned!!
    October 4, 2012
    Always a great time at The Beachcomber Motel!
    The Beachcomber Team

    Always a great time to come visit the Beachcomber Motel and Spa. Close to the ocean and close to shopping. The Beachcomber Motel on the beach!

    Call us today at 1-800-400-SURF
    to Book your room now!

    September 26, 2012
    Mendocino Art Center Auction & Raffle
    The Beachcomber Team

    August 31-September 29. The Mendocino Art Center’s gallery exhibits include the Mendocino Art Center’s Annual Art Auction and Mendocino Rotary Club Auction & Raffle. Bid online all month at . Bidding culminates with a live auction, September 29, 3pm. Also showing: Artists Open Studio Tour Exhibit. Daily, 10am-5pm. 45200 Little Lake Street, Mendocino. 707-937-5818, ext. 14.
    September 18, 2012
    Annual Harvest Feast
    The Beachcomber Team

    On 10/11/12 – Thursday October 11th at 5:30pm, you are invited to join your friends at MendoBistro for Noyo Food Forest’s 1st Annual Harvest Feast. We welcome you to an evening of live music, truly amazing food prepared from exclusively local sources (that will both enlighten your awareness of our community’s food shed and delight your palate!) entertaining stories of Fort Bragg’s past, present and future Farm to School connections and a surprising silent auction. Your $75. donation also includes a complimentary glass of wine or a local beer. Please click on the Harvest Feast page at to reserve your places for this stellar event!
    September 9, 2012
    California's Highway 128
    The Beachcomber Team

    Travel Highway 128 on your way to stay at the Beachcomber Motel and Spa. By doing so you make your way through the Anderson Valley which is located in the rolling hills of southern Mendocino County, about two hours north of San Francisco. Only fifteen miles long, this beautiful valley is home to a unique group of vineyards and wineries producing a broad range of excellent wines. Whether you are an experienced wine aficionado, or are just discovering the pleasure of drinking good wine, the Anderson Valley deserves exploration. The  crush is on! It is harvest time at all the wineries which is a great time for wine tasting! If you are taking Highway 101 N to get here then grab CA 128 at Cloverdale. After making your way through the valley 128 turns into Highway 1 which will lead you straight to Fort Bragg. Click here for a list of Anderson Valley Wineries!
    August 30, 2012
    The Cool Coast
    The Beachcomber Team

    This may be a Hot Summer - but it's always cool on the Mendocino Coast! The Mendocino Coast's temperatures average in the mid 60's - warmer in Mendocino's wine regions. Stay on The Coast and discover the magic of this beautiful slice of California. The Coast is best known for spectacular scenery, seaside victorian villages and distinctive wineries, although most people come to Mendocino to getaway and relax. The majority of our Mendocino Hotels offer special promotions, with an emphasis on pampering their guests! Most offer scrumptious breakfasts, some even in bed, others offer a rejuvenating massage in a luxurious Day Spa. Enjoy your stay in one of our romantic Mendocino Inns to unwind for a few days, you'll both be glad you did. Any weekend can be a long weekend - Just treat yourself to an extra day in Mendocino!
    August 22, 2012
    Labor Day Weekend
    The Beachcomber Team

    Make your reservations soon at The Beachcomber Motel for Labor Day Weekend - full of activities and Fun on The Mendocino Coast. Click on the links below for some of our favorite events:
  • Logging Show
  • Labor Day Parade
  • Old Fashion Dress Review
  • Craft Show
  • Labor Day BBQ
  • Gem & Mineral Show

  • August 15, 2012
    Winesong! September 7& 8
    The Beachcomber Team

    Winesong is our annual charity event benefiting Mendocino Coast District Hospital. Enjoyed by Wine lovers and foodies from regions far and wide! This event is held annually at The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, and features Celebrity Chef Bradley Ogden, who will prepare lunch for VIP ticket holders. As part of the Winesong auction, Ogden has also donated a chance for 10 lucky individuals to help him prepare and enjoy a fabulous meal. Bay Area celebrity Narsai David will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the auction. To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit or
    August 8, 2012
    See you on the coast for Paul Bunyan Days!
    The Beachcomber Team

    September 1-3: Labor Day weekend in Fort Bragg and means Paul Bunyan Days and a lumber-jack rowdy good time! Named for the bigger-than-life logger and his giant blue ox, the festival celebrates the history of the community and pays tribute to the strength of the people who live here. Paul Bunyan hosts the festival live and in person. When you see him say hello and ask him to pose for a picture. He’s everywhere – at the action-packed contests, community parades, reviews, shows and fairs. He also crowns the Belle of the Redwoods and makes certain Kangaroo Kort doesn’t get too rowdy. Paul Bunyan Days is family friendly, packed with free (or almost free) activities so everyone can come. The Paul Bunyan Days Association organizes it, community sponsors pay for it, and volunteers make it happen.
    August 1, 2012
    Family Fun with History and Sunshine!
    The Beachcomber Team

    The Mendocino coast is steeped in fascinating and colorful history. So don't miss the History Walk at Rose Memorial Park at 2 pm, August 19. Hear the stories of some of the pioneers and early settlers of Fort Bragg. This event is a great, family friendly way to learn all about our heritage, and have fun in the sunshine!
    July 25 2012
    Mendocino In Motion!
    The Beachcomber Team

    Enjoy a professional performing arts event while supporting your local community health clinic. Mendocino Coast Clinics presents “Mendocino In Motion” on Saturday, August 4 at 7:00 pm in Cotton Auditorium in Fort Bragg. Skilled entertainers perform circus acts, modern and contemporary dancing, belly dancing, salsa, hip hop and much more! Tickets may be purchased at Out of This World, Harvest Market in Fort Bragg, La Tre or Mendocino Coast Clinics. For information call 961-3460.
    July 18 2012
    Samba, Salsa and Cha Cha!
    The Beachcomber Team

    Don't miss this exciting night of dance and dinner at The Hill House! It's Samba Jamba at The Hill House Saturday July 28. There will be Afro-Cuban dance, Salsa and Cha Cha! Dinner menu and full bar. Sliding scale $15 - $20 at the door. Showtime is 7:30PM, doors open at 6:30PM.9371732. For more info visit
    July 12 2012
    Grand Re-opening of Aquatic Center
    The Beachcomber Team

    The City of Fort Bragg and the Mendocino Coast Recreation and Park District (MCRPD) are planning a Grand Re-Opening Celebration at the C.V. Starr Community Center/Sigrid & Harry Spath Aquatic Facility on Saturday, July 28th from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Use of the facility will be FREE and fun activities and events are planned throughout the day. .
    July 5, 2012
    Reading and Rummage Sale!
    The Beachcomber Team

    Don't miss the big Rummage Sale Friday & Saturday, July 13 & 14, 9-4 at Cheshire Bookshop, 345 N. Franklin St. All bookshop furnishings, fixtures & supplies must be sold. 10% of proceeds will benefit Friends of Fort Bragg Library and Mendocino Library. .
    June 29, 2012
    Via Magazine on The Coast!
    The Beachcomber Team

    Yet another write-up on The Beautiful Mendocino Coast in Fort Bragg California! VIA's article covers the Fort Bragg Mill Site, Glass Beach, walking trails, local businesses "from the Company Bar to the Fort Bragg Cyclery.. . Wheel a lightweight hybrid out the door to pedal to Pudding Creek Trestle—a spindly span on the original log-hauling road, now a paved path to MacKerricher State Park that passes cliffs and sandy stretches" and much more! Click Here to read the full article.
    June 21, 2012
    Beachcomber's new Spa By The Sea
    The Beachcomber Team

    We are proud and excited to announce to you the opening of the Beachcomber's new Spa By The Sea!  You will be able to schedule a massage on your next trip to the Beach!   If you book a massage before your arrival you will receive $25 off any massage treatment of 50 min or longer...btw...the stone massages are fabulous! Look for our new BeachNut Beachie Blasts to be in a new format with Constant Contact!  They will be fantabulous and always sharing with you upcoming fun and events at the beach!!! Don't forget It's time for the World's Largest Salmon BBQ Saturday July 7th!  Great food, fab fun and music! Fireworks on Saturday the 7th! Catch a wave and then have a stone massage at your leisure.
    June 14, 2012
    World's Largest Salmon BBQ!
    The Beachcomber Team

    Mark your calendars and make your reservations NOW for The World Largest Salmon BBQ to be held July 7 in Fort Bragg in Noyo Harbor. This Annual Extravabanza is held each year on the first Saturday in July. BBQ Tickets are $25 at the door or $20 at Harvest Market. Admission is free. Come and listen to the music and enjoy the afternoon in Noyo Harbor. BBQ Starts at 11am and goes to 6 pm. No dogs allowed in the dinning area. See You There!!
    June 7, 2012
    Always a great time at The Beachcomber Motel!
    The Beachcomber Team

    Vacation time is here!!

    It's always a great time in Fort Bragg California at the Beachcomber Motel
    on the beach!

    Call us today at 1-800-400-SURF
    to Book your room now!

    May 31, 2012
    Taco Thursday!
    The Beachcomber Team

    Don't miss Taco Thursday every week at The Mendocino Hotel! Fish, Beef or Chicken Tacos, House Made Salsa $3.50 Each or Two for $6.00 Two Tacos, Authentic House Made Beans, Avocado and Salsa $9.50. Yum!! For more info visit or call 707-937-0511
    May 24, 2012
    MENDOCINO FILM FESTIVAL Take 7! Opening Night Party
    The Beachcomber Team

    MENDOCINO FILM FESTIVAL Take 7! Opening Night Party & Screening on Friday, June 1. is This is an exclusive event for the Friends of the Festival. Want to become a "Friend?" Join now at where you have the opportunity to play a key role in the success of this popular festival. For information about the selections at our 7th annual celebration of independent films by the sea visit Event location: Crown Hall 45285 Ukiah St., Mendocino.
    May 17, 2012
    "Friends Across the Sea" Exhibit at the Mendocino Art Center
    The Beachcomber Team

    There is always something exciting going on at The Mendocino Art Center. Currently, "Friends Across the Sea" Exhibit offers seven artists from the Miasa-Omachi area in Nagano Prefecture in Japan are exhibiting their artwork as part of the third bi-ennial Sister Cities Art Exchange Show. Visit The Mendocino Art Center at 45200 Little Lake Street, Mendocino.

    May 12, 2012
    Tracks to Kayaks
    The Beachcomber Team

    Get a nice, scenic toot-toot on the Skink Train, which is one of the twistiest, redwoodiest trains in all the land, and that's a fact. At Northspur you'll turn to head back, and then the train'll drop you at the Noyo River, where you'll hit the water with Liquid Fusion Kayaking. There's nothing not to say about this except it sounds like a pure barrel of summer-flavor awesomeness. For more info visit and

    May 5, 2012
    Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival 2012
    The Beachcomber Team

    Mark your calendars May 18 - 20 for the 15th annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival, May 18-20, 2012. Enjoy several full days of educational seminars about winegrowing and winemaking at the fairground’s Apple Hall. Tastings, dinners, seminars, open houses and much more. For more info visit

    May 1, 2012
    First Friday Reception at Partner's Gallery
    The Beachcomber Team

    Partners Gallery announces their latest show! Visit them May 4 during their First Friday Reception for “Architectural Threads” Works by Carolyn Carleton and Doug Browe 5-8 pm; Through May 28; 335 N. Franklin St, Fort Bragg; Open 10-5 Thursday through Monday. See you there!!

    April 24, 2012
    40 Years at The Beachcomber Motel -
    Thank you to all our wonderful guests!

    The Beachcomber Team

    April 17, 2012
    Celebrate Earth Day On April 21st
    The Beachcomber Team

    Families and friends, please JOIN US to celebrate at the Noyo Food Forest’s Sixth Annual Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 21 from noon to 6 at the Learning Garden at Fort Bragg High School, located at 300 Dana Street. This is a FREE, all-ages event supporting the Organic garden and Farm to School program at Fort Bragg High School. Discover how a community garden enriches all of our lives and take a little piece of Mother Earth home to your own garden and family from our much anticipated Spring Plant Sale. Enjoy live stage performances by Professor Niko Mumblemore, magician extraordinaire; Steven Bates, local guitar rocker; and DJ Ramos, who will be spinning lively tunes to accompany this family-friendly day. There will be face painting and other activities for children, a Community Art Mural Project with FLOCKworks; Culinary Showcase demonstrations and four (4) hands-on Sustainable Living Workshop stages: Gardening & Farming, featuring growing a compost garden; Food Preservation, featuring fermented beverages (kefir, kombucha & soda), kimchee, and Sauerkraut; Raising Farm Animals, featuring chicken tractors, and Survival Skills. Feed your soul with great local foods made available for purchase, such as savory Mendough’s Pizza, Pedal-powered Smoothies, an organic salad bar, barbecued local sausage, and sweet treats. This is a smoke, drug and alcohol free event. Please, No dogs. Parking is limited, so please carpool, or, ride your bike and enjoy free valet bicycle parking! This a not-to-be-missed event and a wonderful community tradition.

    April 10, 2012
    Mother's Day Cards benefit Cancer Resource Center
    The Beachcomber Team

    The Cancer Resource Center of Mendocino County is a grassroots organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for those in Mendocino County faced with cancer. Help support the work of CRCMC. For each donation of $25, CRCMC will send a card with this beautiful image designed by acclaimed local artist, Julie Higgins to a beloved woman in your life. Order your Mother’s Day Cards by May 3, 2012: Call 800. 449.6483 or email

    April 4, 2012
    Week-long party at The Beachcomber Motel
    The Beachcomber Team

    Our celebration here at The Beachcomber Motel has been an amazing event to share with all our friends on the coast -- as well as many long-time guests who have come to join in the fun and share the memories!! Music, Beverages, live music, ribbon cutting, contests and more! Don't miss the fun!

    March 31, 2012
    Our 40th Ruby Anniversary
    The Beachcomber Team

    Hi BeachNuts!   We are happy to announce that we will be celebrating our 40th Ruby Anniversary from Apr 2 -7th!  Please come and join in the fun!  Monday through Friday we will be hosting "mini" parties from 4 - 6pm with wine tasting, appetizers and live music!  On Saturday, we're having a BBQ and Brew with activities and prizes for the kids.  Face painting, Easter Egg Hunt, and a Pet Rock Art Contest!    And....we are giving the 40th person that walks in our door, a $40 room for each day of our event!  It will be a king or two queen standard room with full ocean view!  Come help celebrate 40 years with us!   Catch a wave BeachNuts!  We thank you all for the many years and look forward to seeing you during our celebration!  
    March 24, 2012
    Cancer Resource Center
    The Beachcomber Team

    CANCER RESOURCE CENTERS of MENDOCINO COUNTY ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY CARDS! The Cancer Resource Center of Mendocino County is a grassroots organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for those in Mendocino County faced with cancer. Help support the work of CRCMC For each donation of $25, CRCMC will send a card with this beautiful image designed by acclaimed local artist, Julie Higgins to a beloved woman in your life. Order your Mother’s Day Cards by May 3, 2012: Call 800. 449.6483 or email
    March 17, 2012
    Fort Bragg Whale Festival!
    The Beachcomber Team

    Hey Beachnuts! The Fort Bragg Whale Festival is here! Enjoy all the activities including the Whale Run and Walk on Saturday March 17th, Chowder Tasting at Town Hall on Saturday for only $10, Passort Wine Tasting Event in downtown Fort Bragg, Microbrew Beer Tasting at Eagles Hall, and of coarse whale watching! Give us a call to book your room, and to book your whale watching trip! The whales are now heading North, so be sure to keep an eye out! visit for further information...   Catch a Whale
    March 13, 2012
    Big Wave Season . . . A picture is worth 1000 words
    The Beachcomber Team

    March 6, 2012
    Fort Bragg, California Boasts Some Of The World's Best Beaches
    The Beachcomber Team

    Are Fort Bragg beaches the best in the world? We think so. Over a 12-mile stretch of Northern California's Mendocino Coast, our beaches offer more things to do, more rugged coastline, more hidden coves and sea caves, more interesting rocks, more birds, more clear water and more solitude than anyplace else we know of. Read more here
    February 28, 2012
    Symphony of the Redwoods Fundraiser
    The Beachcomber Team

    March 3 & 4 Symphony of the Redwoods Fundraiser. The Orchestra — Allan Pollack Music Director. Twenty-seven musicians performed the first Symphony of the Redwoods concert in 1983. Now, after more than a quarter of a century the symphony has grown to include 45-50 amateur and professional musicians from Mendocino, Humboldt, Lake and Sonoma Counties and the Bay Area. Music Director and Conductor Allan Pollack has inspired and developed the orchestra into a dedicated and impressive musical force, performing challenging and interesting pieces as well as the beloved classics. For more info visit
    February 22, 2012
    Dinner Auction on March 2
    The Beachcomber Team

    These baseballs are autographed by Matt Cain, Brian Wilson, Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval, and Tim Lincecum. Three are from the World Series and two from the NLCS games. This handsome display will be auctioned off at the Mendocino Coast Sports Foundation Dinner Auction on March 2, 2012. If you would like to submit a bid you can do so by sending your bid information (your name, address, phone and e-mail address) to prior to March 2. If no one at the dinner auction outbids the highest bid submitted to this email address, that high bid will be win the item.
    February 15, 2012
    17th annual dinner auction
    The Beachcomber Team

    The Mendocino Coast Sports Foundation’s 17th annual dinner auction will be held March 2, Friday night at Silver’s at the Wharf. Tickets are $45 per person and includes wine with dinner. If you have something you would like to donate to the auction, or purchase tickets, please contact Pyorre Insurance Agency 964-6331.
    February 10, 2012
    How important our Parks are.....
    The Beachcomber Team

    We just want everyone to know how important our Parks are..... With our 120,000 members, CSPF is the only statewide independent nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting, enhancing and advocating for California's magnificent state parks. Since 1969, CSPF has raised more than $175 million to benefit state parks. California State Parks Foundation: Thank You.
    February 3, 2012
    "Bucket List"
    The Beachcomber Team

    Recently, we had a gentleman check into the Beachcomber and when I asked him if he had ever stayed with us; he stated that he had not and this visit was on his Bucket List! For all of you who don't know what a bucket list is: things that one does before one dies. It made us wonder, "how many other guests have a bucket list"? And, are we on your bucket list? This blog is from a baby boomer beachcomber nut that needs to start her own bucket list! :=)

    January 26, 2012
    Crabulous Soup Supper at Sunset....
    The Beachcomber Team

    Our Crabulous Soup Supper at Sunset was a great success with entertainment by Inspyred Fire! As well as food provided by Julia of Assaggiare Mendocino, the First place winner of the 2012 Crab Cake Cook-off! A delicious and entertaining time was had by all . . .

    January 19, 2012
    Catch our Lodging Special for The Festival!
    The Beachcomber Team

    An exciting note to let you know that you can enjoy a multitude of Dinners, Wine tastings, Cooking demonstrations, Crab excursions, and events the next 2 weeks for Crab and Wine Days on the coast!  Call us for an official 2012 Festival Brochure!   Give us a call and ask for our "Crabby Rates"  for BeachNuts!  Sunday thru Thursday's are our famous 2 for 1's or a single crabby night at $89 for our standard King or 2 Queen rooms!   Catch a ride on a Giant Crab!
    January 12, 2012
    Crab and Wine Days in Mendocino County
    The Beachcomber Team

    It's Crab and Wine Days in Mendocino County!  For two weeks on the coast January 20 - 29, locally harvested Dungeness crab and award-winning wines for everyone!  From gourmet crab-themed dinners in four-star restaurants, to family-style cioppino feeds, and the ever popular Crab Cake Cook-Off and Wine Tasting Competition! Great fun for everyone!  We have tickets to The Mendocino Sports Foundation & Fort Bragg Rotary Annual Crab Feed! $40 per person ahead of time, $45 at the door of the Fort Bragg Fire House on the 28th!  All you can eat and lots more! It's a whole 2 weeks of Crabbbbbbuluous Fun!   Ask us about our FAB CRAB package!   Catch a Crab on your next wave!  

    January 5, 2012
    A Lone Tree on The Beach!
    The Beachcomber Team

    Yes, there really was a Christmas tree on our beach this morning! Spotted by early morning runners it at low tide. We are having some great waves this morning! ....... and the tree is still there even with the high surf!

    December 30, 2011
    Christmas Dinner at the Cliff House 
    The Beachcomber Team

    Happy New Year to ALL!  We raise our glasses to a bright new beginning and wish you and yours the very best in 2012!    Your home away from home is always here to welcome you and support you on that next wave you catch!
    December 23, 2011
    Christmas Dinner at the Cliff House 
    The Beachcomber Team

    Hi BeachNuts!   We want you to know the Christmas Dinner at the Cliff House will be fabulous, and the restaurant is decorated beautifully too! TWO Christmas trees, and lights galore! A new cocktail called "Fort Bragg Sunset" that is really delicious! Here is Christmas Day's MENU...   The Appetizer is Cliff House's Famous Award Winning Crab Cakes! The Soup is Cream of Artichoke with Toasted Hazel Nuts! The Salad is Baby Greens with Merlot Poached Pears, Candied Pecans, Crumbled Blue Cheese and Raspberry Vinaigrette The Entree is Charbroiled New York Steak with Wild Mushroom Cabernet Sauce, Baked potato with Sour Cream & Chives and Mixed Seasonal Vegetables Dessert is Chocolate Roulade with Mascarpone Cream and Chocolate Ganache served with a Raspberry Sauce!   Catch a wave with that fabulous food!
    December 19, 2011
    Save the date for Crab and Wine Days 2012!
    The Beachcomber Team

    Be sure to mark it down on your calendar. This year, Crab and Wine days will be from January 20th through January 29th. Many businesses are giving discounts to celebrate this festival, while others are offering fabulous seafood and wine dinners. The famous Crab Cake Cook-Off, and Mendocino Coast Clinics hosts its annual Cioppino Dinner, and don't forget about those family style crab feeds. We will keep you posted on specific dates and times :)
    December 13, 2011
    Getting fit in 2012
    The Beachcomber Team

    What better way to get fit and lose weight than in a "lazy river"? The Beachcomber Motel in Ft. Bragg, CA has free day passes, for our guests, to the CV Star Center, where you can dance, spin, step, yoga, swim or cruise down the lazy river! And, the Center has a dog park; woof! So, after a rigorous workout, you will want to come back to The Beachcomber Motel where all of our guests enjoy watching the big waves from their spectacular room and being lulled to sleep by the sounds of the ocean........zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
    December 6, 2011
    It Is Holiday Season!!
    The Beachcomber Team

    Hellooo BeachNuts!! It is once again the Holiday Season and time to come aboard the Skunk Train for the annual Christmas Train Ride! Come in your pajamas and meet Santa and his Elves! Enjoy the Musicians, Storytellers, Cocoa, and Cookies! The 1st Annual "Festive Fortnight" will showcase Twinkling Lights, Sparkling Events, Dazzling Deals, Glittering Galleries and Fabulous Food & Wine. From December 1st–14th, lodging properties, wineries, retail stores, restaurants, local attractions and more will offer incredible, holiday-themed fun to get in the spirit of the Holiday Season! Don't forget the Candlelight Inn Tour and the Festival of Lights! HO! HO! HO! & Happy Holidays! Catch a ho ho on your next wave!
    November 29, 2011
    Visit Jug Handle State Natural Reserve
    Michelle, The Beachcomber Team

    Jug Handle State Natural Reserve is located on the Mendocino coast. The park features a 2.5-mile self-guided nature trail called The Ecological Staircase which explores five wave-cut terraces formed by glacier, sea and tectonic activity that built the coast range. The Reserve is located on the north coast of California about equal distance (five miles) between Fort Bragg and Mendocino.
    November 23, 2011
    Festival of Lights at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
    The Beachcomber Team

    Don't miss the Festival of Lights at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens Friday, December 2, 2011 through Sunday, December 11, 2011. Join us for a special holiday display where thousands of lights transform Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens into a magical Winter Wonderland. Enjoy a hot drink and dessert; shop for holiday treasures and natural wonders; be prepared for surprises. Special pricing on unique holiday gifts and decorations. FOr more info visit
    November 16, 2011
    Deals through December 24th!
    The Beachcomber Team

    Hi BeachNuts!      Mushroom Mania is over, we are gearing up for Dazzling Deals and Discounts for the month of December!    The first two weeks of December is now Mendocino County's "Festive Fortnight" and we have the "Festival of Lights"   and the Candlelight Inn Tour amongst many other fabulous fun things to do to celebrate this beautiful season!   Our 2 for 1's and $99 deals are a great way to come and stay one night or two nights!   The 2 for 1's are based on summer rates and are offered Sunday through Thursday!   Our $99 deals are anytime through December 24th! (standard king or 2 queens)   Catch your next wave at Candlelight! 
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