A Sonoma County beach at sunset

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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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…

Horseshoe Cove Photo
Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450

The northernmost part of Salt Point State Park, Horseshoe Cove Beach is a remote rocky beach which wraps around the back of Horseshoe Cove below high rocky cliff faces right next to Highway 1. There…

Goat Rock Beach Photo
Highway 1 and Goat Rock Road, Jenner, CA 95450

Goat Rock, near the mouth of the Russian River, is known for its scenic shoreline and easily accessible sandy beach. Picnic tables and restroom facilities are also available. Goat Rock beach is home…

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…

Russian Gulch Photo
18794 Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450

Part of the Sonoma Coast State Park, Russian Gulch is a beach north of Jenner where Russian Gulch Creek flows into the Pacific Ocean. The parking lot is just north of the Highway 1 bridge over Russian…

Miwok Beach Photo
Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Named after the Coast Miwok Native Americans who lived in this southern portion of Sonoma County long ago, Miwok Beach is a tiny beach north of Bodega Bay.

Sonoma Coast State Park Photo
7095 Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Long sandy beaches below rugged headlands, a craggy coastline with natural arches and secluded coves are features that make Sonoma Coast State Park one of California's most scenic attractions. The…

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…

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