Kayaks in the coastal town Jenner

Jenner

Perched on a bluff high above where the Russian River meets the sea, the coastal village of Jenner (pop. 136) offers stunning vistas, spectacular sunsets, and a chance to connect with nature along the Sonoma County coast.

Each spring the competition between the ocean waves and the river's flow creates a large sand spit at the mouth of the river, creating the Russian River Estuary, home to Pacific harbor seals, brown pelicans, ospreys, great blue herons, and other wildlife.

Located on the northern edge of the estuary, below the bluffs, the Jenner Visitors Center provides interpretative displays and a nature store.

Along the coast on the southern edge of the estuary, Goat Rock State Beach offers a scenic shoreline, an easily assessable sandy beach, and the chance to picnic or comb the beach for washed-up treasures.

There are several restaurants in town and scattered along the coast, many with spectacular views. There are two lodges in town — Jenner Inn provides a range of rooms and suites, as well as two vacation homes, and River's End Inn & Restaurant, overlooking the river and ocean, offers six cabins and a restaurant, for an off-the-grid romantic escape. Vacation rentals are also available in the area, and three other lodges are a short drive away along the coast. 

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Timber Cove Resort Events Lawn
21780 North Coast Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450
With three inspiring meeting rooms, two large decks and an events lawn, Timber Cove is a breath of fresh air for your next small meeting, corporate retreat or full buy-out. Accommodating any and all…
Horseshoe Cove
Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450
The northernmost part of Salt Point State Park, Horseshoe Cove Beach is a remote rocky beach which wraps around the back of Horseshoe Cove below high rocky cliff faces right next to Highway 1. There…
River Lookout
11032-11040 Castle Craig Way, Jenner, CA 95450
Overlooking the Russian River, Private and Secluded, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, DVD, CD Player, Satellite TV, FREE Wireless High Speed Internet, Outdoor Spa, Decks. *Pet OK. Sleeps 4.
Stump Beach
25050 Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450
Stump Beach is another picnic area in Salt Point State Park that offers one of the few sandy beaches north of Jenner. There are a few picnic tables near the parking lot and a primitive toilet with no…
Timber Cove Resort
21780 North Coast Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450
Perched on a dramatic bluff high above the Pacific Ocean lies Timber Cove: iconic, reimagined. A one-of-a-kind hotel situated within California's ruggedly breathtaking Sonoma coastline, Timber Cove is…
Erinleigh by the Sea
Contact us directly, Jenner, CA 95450
Erinleigh by the Sea offers a romantic couples dream at sea level. Instead of waking to the sound of traffic, this small jewel getaway shares its address with the Blue Heron, River Otters, Bald…
Jenner Sea Gifts and Wines
10439 Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450
We carry a great selection of coastal gifts and souvenirs. We also have a variety of high end brands of jewelry, clothing, and local wines.