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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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Jenner Beach Photo
11048 Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450

On the north side of the mouth of the Russian River is Jenner Beach. There are a few steep paths that lead down to this driftwood-covered beach.

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…

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…

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…

Campbell Cove Photo
Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

This sheltered cove near Bodega Head offers a flat beach that can be quite large at low tide and mostly underwater at high tide. Not a busy spot, at low tide it can be a good place for a picnic, or…

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…

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.

Bodega Head in the Sonoma Coast State Park Photo
Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Bodega Head is the rocky headland that forms the entrance into Bodega Harbor. The harbor side provides a popular crabbing area along the jetty, and the many hiking trails on the ocean side allow…

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