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Beaches

Sonoma County's more than 55 miles of gorgeous shoreline includes long sandy beaches, secluded coves, rocky crags, stone arches, and sheer cliffs. The area is rugged, dramatic, and scenic – yet approachable. Relax on the beach, take a hike, camp, or enjoy a romantic, private picnic. Follow the Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1) to explore the picturesque coastal villages of Bodega Bay, Jenner, Timber Cove, The Sea Ranch, and Gualala. Wear layers; early-morning fog can burn off to reveal bright, blue skies. Get a free Visitors Guide and Map.

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Carmet Beach Photo
4790 N. Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

From the parking lot along Highway 1 to Carmet beach there are steep trails down to the beach. This is a popular fishing beach north of Bodega Bay. Dogs allowed on leash.

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…

The arched rock as seen from Blind Beach Photo
Highway 1 and Goat Rock Road, Jenner, CA 95450

South of Jenner is Blind Beach with a great view of the arched rock. It’s a long narrow beach that is great for beachcombing and fishing. About one mile south of the Russian River Bridge, turn onto…

Arched Rock Beach Photo
Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

To the north of Arched Rock Beach you can find the big rock with a hole in it which is actually right next to Marshall Gulch Beach, but from there it isn’t possible to see the arch. The parking lot is…

Marshall Gulch Photo
Carmet Drive and Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

This beach is where Marshall Gulch Creek reaches the Pacific Ocean, just north of Bodega Bay. A short hike from the parking lot on highway 1 takes you to this popular fishing beach. Dogs allowed on…

Duncan's Landing Photo
6947 Cliff Avenue, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Duncan's Landing is famous for two things: as an early-day landing for loading small coastal ships with lumber and food products and for being the most dangerous point along the Sonoma Coast due to…

Fort Ross Reef Photo
19005 Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450

Fort Ross Reef is a scuba diving destination just offshore from Fort Ross State Historic Park. There is a day-use parking area for access to the beach and the reef.

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