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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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…

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…

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.

Fisk Mill Cove Photo
Highway 1 and Kruse Ranch Road, Jenner, CA 95450

Fisk Mill Cove is a day use area of Salt Point State Park that provides picnickers with paved parking, picnic tables, small upright barbeques, restrooms, and drinking water. Additionally, the bishop…

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…

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…

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.

Walk On Beach Coastal Access Trail Photo
40101 Highway 1, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

A quarter mile one way–Passes through a large Monterey cypress grove to a quarter-mile beach reached by a bluff-top staircase. Sonoma County Regional Parks manages six public access trails in The Sea…

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.

Salal Trail Photo
42401 Highway 1, Gualala, CA 95445

Located just south of Gualala Point Regional Park, the Salal Trail connects with the Walk On Beach Trail and to the Bluff Top Trail that leads to Gualala Point Regional Park.

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