Doran Beach at Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay

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 call to the adventurer in all of us. Bodega Head, a rocky cliff that overlooks the ocean, is perfect for strolling along the cliffs and watching for migrating whales.

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 one of the local charter fishing cruises. For those who are taking out their own boats Fisherman’s Cove offers fishing tackle, picnic supplies, fresh seafood — especially oysters — and chowders. If you want to sit and be served, 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 Park. Driving just a few miles inland, you’ll reach the tiny town of Bodega. This was the setting for Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, which still gives viewers a temporary case of ornithophobia 50 years after its release. Find details about Bodega Bay hotels and lodging.

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Ocean Mist Photo
21420 Heron Drive, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

On the 15th Green, modern and fun 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Free Wireless High Speed Internet, Outdoor Spa, Pool Table, Fireplace, Flat Panel HDTVs, Blu-Ray, DVD, Water Views. Sleeps 8.

Pinnacle Photo
Contact us directly, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Stunning "Pinnacle Heights" is the perfect place to get away! Relax and enjoy miraculous ocean views from almost every room. This beautiful home is perched right at the top of the Pinnacle Gulch in…

Sonoma Coast State Park Photo
7095 Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Long sandy beaches below rugged headlands, a craggy coastline with natural arches and secluded coves are features that make Sonoma Coast State Park one of California's most scenic attractions. The…

Ocean Lookout Photo
938 Dowitcher Court, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom, 2 Fireplaces, Outdoor Spa, Family Room, DVD, CD Player, Deck & Patio, FREE Wireless High Speed Internet, Panoramic Water Views. Sleeps 8-10.

The Boat House Photo
1445 Coast Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Come in for some of the best fish and chips, clam chowder, calamari, BBQ oysters, prawns and scallops. If you are in the mood for "turf" we have hamburgers and other sandwiches. We have outdoor…

Second Wind Photo
1805 N. Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Largest selection of kites in Northern California! We even do FREE kite repairs! Our store is full of all kinds of fun stuff, affordable family fun: games, puzzles, coloring & activity books, lots…

Scotty Creek Beach Photo
5750 Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

There aren't many parking spaces and there's no official parking lot, but Scotty Creek Beach is an excellent beach where Scotty Creek flows under Highway 1. About halfway between the towns of Bodega…

Woodfired Pizza Napoletana Photo
1400 N. Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

From Brooklyn to Sonoma County, pizza Napoletana & Mediterranean cuisine. Experience the woodfired magic.