Noyo Pacific Kayaking

A Resources for Beginers to Experts

Directions to Noyo Harbor
Places to Kayak - California

From the south (San Francisco, Napa, Santa Rosa) take Highway 101 north. The first exit to the Mendocino Coast is located in Cloverdale where Highway 128 takes you through the Anderson Valley, home of  many vineyards offering opportunities for wine tasting at some of Mendocino County's unique wineries.  Highway 128 terminates at highway 1 at the Navarro River. Continue north on Highway 1 through Albion, Little River, Mendocino, Caspar and through the Highway 20 intersection over the Noyo bridge. North Harbor Drive is the first street to the right after the Noyo Bridge.

Noyo Map

The second exit from Highway 101 to Fort Bragg is located in the city of Willits, where Highway 20 takes you through Jackson State Forest and terminates at Highway 1 just south of the Noyo river. Continue north on Highway 1 across the Noyo River to North Harbor Drive and turn right and continue down the hill to the river.

The scenic route from San Francisco is up the coast on Highway 1 through Marin and Sonoma Counties. This route takes you along some of the most scenic coastline that California has to offer. Allow 5-6 hours driving time for this route.Once in Mendocino county proceed through Gualala, Point Arena, Manchester, Elk, the intersection with highway 128, Albion, Mendocino, and through the intersection with highway 20. Continue across the Noyo River bridge and turn right on North Harbor Drive. Continue down the hill to the river.

From the north ( Eureka, Arcata) take Highway 101 south. The first exit is on Highway 1 in Leggett Valley, which takes you through the Redwood forest out to the coast 20 miles north of Fort Bragg. This rout offers very spectacular views of the coastline south of Cape Mendocino.  Continue south on Highway 1 through Westport, Cleone and Fort Bragg. After the Cypress street light, continue 2 blocks to North Harbor Drive and turn left and continue down the hill to the river.

Fort Bragg Map

The second exit going south on Highway 101 is located in the city of Willits as described above.

From the Sacramento Valley, take Interstate 5 to Highway 20 at Williams. Travel west through Lake County to Highway 101 near Ukiah. Continue on Highway 101 north to Willits and take highway 20 to the coast. At highway 1 turn north, cross the Noyo Rriver to North Harbor Drive.