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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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…
Salt Point State Park Beach
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…
Kortum Trail
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…
The view from Shell Beach
Highway 1 and Shell Beach Road, Jenner, CA 95450
Shell Beach is a favorite location for beachcombing and tidepooling. Stewards' School Group Tide Pool Education Program offers docent-led tour tidepool tours for schools as an outdoor classroom for…
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…
camp
21350 Coast Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450
Timber Cove is a calm pacific ocean cove with easy access in one of the most beautiful locations on earth! The rugged north coast of Sonoma County California offers excellent boating, fishing and…
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…
Fisk Mill Cove
Highway 1 and Kruse Ranch Road, Jenner, CA 95450
Fisk Mill Cove is a day use area of Salt Point State Park that provides picnickers with paved parking, picnic tables, small upright barbeques, restrooms, and drinking water. Additionally, the bishop…
Mystic View
Contact us directly, Jenner, CA 95450
Mystic View vacation home offers sweeping Russian River views and a great escape to Jenner on the Sonoma Coast. 1 Bedroom/2 Bath Popular couple retreat hot tub. Mystic View vacation home is located…