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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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.
River View Cottage
Contact us directly, Jenner, CA 95450
Relaxing Retreat...River View Cottage is the perfect accommodation for a couple, small family or friends. Watch as the colors change over the river as the sun goes down. Enjoy the beautiful private…
Tidesong
Contact us directly, Jenner, CA 95450
Arrive at Tidesong by way of a truly remarkable drive through Goat Rock State Beach from Highway 1; Breathtakingly beautiful views of both the majestic Sonoma coast and inviting Goat Rock State Beach…
Pacific Sunset
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…
Ocean Cove Campground
23125 Coast Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450
Ocean Cove is a small island of private land surrounded by state and county parks. The Ocean Cove Store and Campground offers camping on the bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and boat access to the…
Hummingbird Cottage
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…