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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Coastal Retreat
329 Las Plumas Court, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
Contemporary 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Fireplace, DVD, VCR, CD Player, FREE Wireless High Speed Internet Access, Outdoor Spa, Patio, Panoramic Ocean Views. *Pet OK. Sleeps 4-6.
Duncan's Landing
6947 Cliff Avenue, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
Duncan's Landing is famous for two things: as an early-day landing for loading small coastal ships with lumber and food products and for being the most dangerous point along the Sonoma Coast due to…
Bodega Head in the Sonoma Coast State Park
Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
Bodega Head is the rocky headland that forms the entrance into Bodega Harbor. The harbor side provides a popular crabbing area along the jetty, and the many hiking trails on the ocean side allow…
Scotty Creek Beach
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…
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…
Stella Blue
21255 Heron Drive, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
Catch whitewater and Pacific Ocean views throughout this beautifully located and meticulously maintained home of the 1st tee of the Links at Bodega Harbour. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Fireplace, FREE…
Eclectic Amanda
1580 Eastshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
Eclectic Amanda is a unique boutique located in Bodega Bay, California. We are located at 1580 Eastshore Road in Bodega Bay, California. We are next door to Roadhouse Coffee in the upper parking lot.…