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 calls 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. 

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Campbell Cove
Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

This sheltered cove near Bodega Head offers a flat beach that can be quite large at low tide and mostly underwater at high tide. Not a busy spot, at low tide it can be a good place for a picnic, or…

Ocean Mist
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.

Spud Point Marina
1818 Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Spud Point Marina is in Bodega Harbor, approximately 60 miles northwest of San Francisco and 20 miles west of Santa Rosa. The harbor is the hub of commercial and sport fishing in Sonoma County, and is…

North Salmon Creek Beach
3095 Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Salmon Creek Beach, where a lagoon forms as sand closes the mouth of Salmon Creek, is a popular summer destination. Nearly two miles of unbroken, scenic, sandy beach make this an excellent place for…

Coastal Access Trail at Shorttail Gulch
20242 Osprey Drive, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Shorttail Gulch Coastal Access Trail is a half-mile path leading to a small, rocky beach on Bodega Bay. The trailhead is across from a small parking area in the Bodega Harbour golf course community at…

Webb
19912 Heron Drive, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Along the 15th Fairway, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Free Wireless High Speed Internet, DVD, Water Views, *pet OK. Sleeps 8.