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Sonoma Coast & Sea Villages

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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.

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. Get a free Visitors Guide and Map to start planning.

 

Places in the Coast & Sea Villages Region

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Pebble Beach Coastal Access Trail in The Sea Ranch Photo
36498 Highway 1, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

Sonoma County Regional Parks manages six public access trails in The Sea Ranch, a private community south of Gualala. Trails start at Highway 1 parking areas and cross bluff-top meadows and forests to…

Sea Ranch Escape Photo
35590 Verdant View, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

Sea Ranch Escape offers a selection of wonderful vacation homes in a variety of settings along the ten miles of the northern California coast that is the Sea Ranch. Stay in one of our magnificent…

Stengel Beach Coastal Access Trail in The Sea Ranch Photo
37900 Highway 1, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

A trail that is .12 miles one way and leads to a small beach reached via a steep staircase. Look for seasonal waterfalls from a stream spilling over the bluff. This is the largest parking lot of the…

How many whales can you count today? Photo
36905 Green Cove Drive, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

Imagine stepping from the cool night air into the warm bubbles of your private hot tub. A glass of local wine sits beside you – a tasty memoir of your warm welcome into Abalone Bay. As you relax into…

Shell Beach Coastal Access Trail Photo
39200 Highway 1, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

Sonoma County Regional Parks manages six public access trails in The Sea Ranch, a private community south of Gualala. Trails start at Highway 1 parking areas and cross bluff-top meadows and forests to…

Black Point Coastal Access Trail in The Sea Ranch Photo
35050 Highway 1, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

The quarter-mile Black Point Trail is the southernmost of the six Sea Ranch public access points. It is also the longest beach among the access trails. Black Point Beach is a sandy shore that curves…