More than 55 miles of dramatic Pacific coast create Sonoma County’s western border. While it’s a stunning drive, take a break with the 17 miles of beaches and coastal bluffs in Sonoma Coast State Park. Savor the day at one of the many regional parks that dot the coastline. The Sonoma coastline is rugged, dramatic, and scenic – yet approachable. Relax at the beach for the day, take a hike, go camping, or enjoy a romantic picnic.

Sonoma County Leave No Trace Coalition

No matter what your speed for the day is, trails, beaches, and scenic overlooks will beckon you to get out and explore. But if you’re in the mood for an aquatic adventure, be sure to check out Sonoma County's safety tips for water activities. Together, we can protect and preserve the beauty and natural resources of Sonoma County for generations to come. Check out our page on Sustainable Travel, and look over the Leave No Trace Seven Principles.

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Twice each year, some 20,000 gray whales pass along the California coast as they swim south to breeding lagoons on the west coast of Baja California during winter months, then back to their summer feeding…

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This final portion of our guide to the Russian River Valley continues west to where the Russian River meets the coast and empties into the Pacific Ocean.  Roll the windows down and feel the ocean breeze…

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Sonoma County is a place that inspires you to pause and take time to reflect, connect and find joy in all moments, big and small.  Here, we help you take that trip in the special…

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With breathtaking views, sandy beaches and picturesque towns forming Sonoma County’s western border, a drive down Hwy. 1 is more than just a trip. When you unplug and appreciate the sheer beauty of the Pacific Ocean,…

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Camping in Bodega Bay, one of the most gorgeous spots on the Sonoma County coast, is an experience unlike any other. Here you can hike epic beach trails, go fishing or sail the bay, paddle…

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Late fall through winter is considered off-season at the Sonoma Coast, but we consider them ideal times to visit our 55 miles’ worth of gorgeous coves, trails, and beaches. Here are 7 great reasons why:…

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Located within the larger North Coast and Sonoma Coast AVAs, the new West Sonoma Coast AVA contains coastal and heavily coastal-influenced regions including Annapolis, Fort Ross/Seaview, Occidental, Freestone, Green Valley, and the Sebastopol Hills.  Prior…

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