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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Gourmet au Bay - Sipping wine on the deck of Gourmet au Bay. Photo
1412 Bay Flat Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Open since 1995, Gourmet Au Bay is the quintessential Bodega Bay restaurant to experience coastal wood oven cuisine. Wander into our waterfront venue and be welcomed by our warm ambiance. Enjoy a Wine…

Bluewater Bistro Photo
21301 Heron Drive, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

The Bluewater Bistro is where the Wine Country meets the Pacific Coast and the perfect place to have breakfast, lunch or dinner while visiting Sonoma County and Bodega Bay, California. The Bluewater…

Owner Photo
1410 Bay Flat Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Welcome to Ginochio’s Kitchen located at 1410 Bay Flat Road in beautiful Bodega Bay offering stunning views of the Bay from our indoor seating and outdoor patio. Once you walk in, you will feel the…

Fisherman's Cove Photo
1850 Bay Flat Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Named Best Outdoor Dining Restaurant in Sonoma County, Fisherman's Cove is a local, family-owned seafood shack and fishing-marine supply store specializing in fresh local oysters that are grown on…

Dog House Photo
537 California 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

A trip to the "Dog House" could never be better. They feature hotdogs, burgers, fries and beer. They are located next to the Post Office, and rated as a best burger in Sonoma County. Indoor and…