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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Kortum Trail Photo
Highway 1 and Goat Rock Road, Jenner, CA 95450

The Kortum Trail connects Wright’s Beach in the south to Blind Beach in the north, which is about 4.6 miles round trip. Part of the 17-mile long Sonoma Coast State Park, the well-maintained and…

Salt Point State Park Beach Photo
25050 Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450

Rocky promontories, panoramic views, kelp-dotted coves, and the dramatic sounds of pounding surf; open grasslands, forested hills, pristine prairies, and pygmy forests- you can experience all of these…

Pacific Sunset Photo
Contact us directly, Jenner, CA 95450

Pacific Sunset is located on a private lane just off the entrance road to Goat Rock State Beach. The views are truly breathtaking, awesome and inspiring. Upon arrival to Pacific Sunset, you will enjoy…

Timber Cove Resort Events Lawn Photo
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…

Sandy Cove Beach at Fort Ross State Historic Park Photo
19005 Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450

Sandy Beach Cove lies below Fort Ross. The principal port of the settlement remained 19 miles to the south at Port Rumiantsev (Bodega Bay). There was frequent travel and transport of goods between…

Ocean Bluff Serenity Photo
Contact us directly, Jenner, CA 95450

Ocean Bluff Serenity offers a wonderful location and setting. Arriving is a wonderful experience. The 25 minute drive up to Timber Cove from Jenner, is one of the most scenic coastal drives in…

Hummingbird Cottage Photo
Contact us directly, Jenner, CA 95450

Hummingbird Cottage is a popular, perfect retreat for couples or a small family getaway. Enjoy the sweeping river estuary to ocean views from up on the deck during the day, and stargaze out into the…