Bodega Bay CA
Protected by a bay from the wild whims of the Pacific Ocean, Bodega Bay is a picturesque fishing village on the Sonoma Coast that harbors sights, sounds, and activities — by land or by sea — that calls to the adventurer in all of us. Bodega Head, a rocky cliff that overlooks the ocean, is perfect to stroll along the cliffs, hike up the surrounding hills, watch for migrating whales, or simply lay the car seat back and take a quick nap. Before you arrive, swing by Spud Point Crab Co. for some clam chowder and a crab sandwich for an impromptu picnic on the cliffs.
Find secret coves and beaches by paddling on a kayak during a guided tour. Discover your inner Beach Boy by taking surfing lessons from Bodega Bay Surf Shack. Catch your own dinner on a fishing cruise from Miss Anita Fishing Charters or Bodega Bay Sport Fishing Center. Fisherman’s Cove offers fishing tackle, picnic supplies, fresh seafood — especially the oysters — and chowders for those who are taking out their own boats. Head indoors and grab a bite to eat. A good meal with a great view can be found at the Tides Wharf Restaurant.
As you head north, you’ll pass public, yet protected, beaches that are part of the Sonoma Coast State Beach.