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 Sea Cottage
Contact us directly, Jenner, CA 95450
River Sea Cottage former fishing cottage offers panoramic up-close big river and ocean views. River Sea Cottage has easy access from parking. Everything inside is on one level. Ease into the hot tub…
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…
Jenner Vacation Rentals
Contact us directly, Jenner, CA 95450
Where Sonoma Wine Country meets the Pacific Ocean. We offer exclusive vacation rentals along the Sonoma Coast and inland. Our vacation rentals are ocean front, ocean view, river and ocean view, and…
Fort Ross Reef
19005 Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450
Fort Ross Reef Campground is a first-come, first-served developed campground. Visitors may enjoy diving, fishing, hiking, surfing, tide pools, picnicking, whale watching, bird watching, just relaxing…