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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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…

Portuguese Beach Photo
Eureka Drive and Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Portuguese Beach is a beautiful sandy beaches surrounded by rocky headlands. Rock fishing and surf fishing are popular here. Dogs allowed on leash.

Scotty Creek Beach Photo
5750 Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

There aren't many parking spaces and there's no official parking lot, but Scotty Creek Beach is an excellent beach where Scotty Creek flows under Highway 1. About halfway between the towns of Bodega…

Stump Beach Photo
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…

Kortum Trail Photo
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…

Furlong Gulch Photo
Highway 1 and Carlevaro Way, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Furlong Gulch Beach is a Sonoma Coast State Park State Beach located where Furlong Gulch Creek drains into the Pacific. It is between Shell Beach and the north end of Wrights Beach. Furlong Gulch…

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