Your Guide to the Most Unique Fort Bragg Shopping

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Home to picturesque coastal bluffs, various state parks, and the breathtaking Point Cabrillo Lighthouse, the small fishing town of Fort Bragg, California, is an ideal destination for a relaxing beachside getaway. In addition to the area’s beautiful scenery, there are tons of local gems and unusual attractions that are just waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift or a unique souvenir to bring home with you, the family-owned stores and quaint shops in this area have it all. Here are some of our favorite places to go for a wonderful day of Fort Bragg shopping.

Far-From-Ordinary Fort Bragg Shopping

Rubaiyat Beads: Since 1984, this shop has been a go-to place for locals and tourists to discover locally-made glass beads and various treasures from around the world. Located on Redwood Avenue, guests can peruse a wide variety of aromatherapy oils, scented candles, crystal balls, tribal jewelry, and stained glass art.

Mendocino Chocolate Company: Proving that candy making is an art, this company creates special handmade confections that are as beautiful to look at as they are delicious to eat! If you’re in the mood for sweet treats like fudge, truffles, or toffee, stop by their location in the Mendocino Village or the larger shop in Fort Bragg.

Roundman’s Smokehouse: This family-owned and operated business has been serving the Fort Bragg area for 20 years. Roundman’s produces and sells gourmet smoked fish, meat, and cheese, and offers an extensive fresh meat selection. Stop by to see how it’s done, and be sure to grab a bottle of their sweet and tangy homemade BBQ sauce to bring home with you!

Harvest Market: You can grocery shop like a local at this store in Fort Bragg. The Harvest Market features locally-sourced, organic, and traditional products and services and has a commitment to green business practices. Be sure to check out their old-fashioned meat & seafood counter, specialty artisan cheeses, and the deli & specialty bakery.

Pippi’s Longstockings: This sock store is all about friendly customer service, so if you’re not sure what you need for an outfit or a gift (or are overwhelmed by their huge selection of socks), their experts are happy to help. They love talking to new and returning customers about socks and life.

North Star Nursery: For all your garden and home needs, head to North Star on Highway 1 in Fort Bragg. You’ll find everything from potted plants and succulents to beautiful flowers and shrubs that are sure to brighten up any space.

Racines Art & Office Supply: From decorative papers and Da Vinci paint brushes to the best gift card selection around, Racines is your ideal destination for unusual office supplies.

Additional Shopping Near Fort Bragg

Sallie Mac Gift Shop: Situated in the heart of Mendocino village, this cheerful shop is the perfect place to find a California Coast souvenir. They have everything from colorful French linens and handmade ceramics to luxurious scents and bath & body products. Follow the lavender-lined path to the outdoor garden shop where you’ll find authentic French bistro furniture, handmade copper wind sculptures, and garden angels.

Rainsong: Also located in Mendocino Village, this clothing and shoe store features contemporary men’s and women’s fashions and offers footwear from European and local Mendocino designers.  You can find the perfect shoe for almost every occasion in your life, whether it’s work or play!

Glass Beach Jewelry & Museum: For some of the most unique and exotic gifts in the area, head to Glass Beach Jewelry where you’ll find handmade, genuine sea glass jewelry made by Captain J. H. (Cass) Forrington who spent 27 years traveling the world by sea.

Come Home to the Inns of Glendeven

After a day of fantastic Fort Bragg shopping, take a short drive back to the Inns of Glendeven and rest your feet in one of our stunning rooms and suites. Our Mendocino bed and breakfast provides unparalleled comfort and luxurious amenities that will help you relax and unwind after a day of spending. Plus, our close proximity to downtown Fort Bragg offers guests the chance to explore tons of local shops just minutes from our inn. We can’t wait to see all of your fabulous finds!

Torrey Douglass