|Find the best surf spots||
This is an interactive map! Use controls to pan and zoom this map.
Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Latitude: 39° 22.636' N
User rating (0)
Wannasurf.com is not responsible for the accuracy of the information contained in this guide. You use this guide at your own risk.
Choose your format: please login first
From Hwy 20 Go south out of Fort Bragg on Hwy 1 to Jug Handle beach parking on the west side of Highway. North on Hwy 1 if coming from CA 128. Park in the lot and take the trial to the beach.
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Alternative name Jug Handle
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West
Good wind directionDon't know
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to Don't know
Best tide positionMid tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
If the tide is up you surf right in the protected cove and it keeps the wind off of it. IF the tide is out you paddle out and take off out of the cove behind the rocks. You can't see the beach from the HWY except when you go across Jug Handle Bridge and then it is a glimpse. Water is super clear and you can see the bottom... Water is cold so full suit in the 3/4 or thicker and booties. The train is fairly easy to get down to the beach and the lot is paved. Lock you car as there are a lot of homeless and hippies in Fort Bragg and Mendo.
Water is super clear and you can see the bottom... Water is cold so full suit in the 3/4 or thicker and booties. The train is fairly easy to get down to the beach and the lot is paved. Lock you car as there are a lot of homeless and hippies in Fort Bragg and Mendo.
I have only caught this spot once or twice but am soon going to try and get their more often.
By Daniel Mitchel , 22-12-2017
JUG HANDLE - For several years I have been writing my own blog, in which I describe different places for traveling, exotic food and sports events. I am also engaged in writing educational articles and cheapest college essay. And in general, I write about everything. And the beach of Santa Maria is no exception. I will say a few words about it. Accessibility to the beach is excellent but it is very small for me.
You can edit this page to correct errors or add new information. If you have any problems regarding this page, Send us feedback.