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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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…

Bodega Bay Massage Photo
1580 Eastshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

As a professional massage therapist since 1981, backed by intensive and multi-disciplined training, Gay knows where every sinew in your body is located and can treat each one with the most appropriate…

Patrick’s Salt Water Taffy Photo
915 Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Established in 1960 Patrick's Salt Water Taffy (The stripped pink and white building) has been providing great service and taffy for the kid at heart.

Coastal Access Trail at Shorttail Gulch Photo
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…

Coleman Beach Photo
Coleman Valley Road and Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

A small beach north of Bodega Bay that is only accessible from Miwok Beach at lower tides.

Arched Rock Beach Photo
Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

To the north of Arched Rock Beach you can find the big rock with a hole in it which is actually right next to Marshall Gulch Beach, but from there it isn’t possible to see the arch. The parking lot is…

Bodega Head in the Sonoma Coast State Park Photo
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…

Sonoma Concierge Photo
Blue Whale Center, 1580 Eastshore Road Bodega Bay, CA 94923

There are two “Bodega Bay” & “Sonoma” areas; the one you can’t help but see, and the one you need a local person to show you. We’d like to invite you to enjoy the experience of having a tour by Sonoma…

Elite Scuba Diver Ninja Photo
Contact us directly, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Elite Scuba Diver is committed to delivering the highest quality scuba related training, travel and charter services. Elite Scuba Diver services recognize that there are many different dive training…