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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Coastal Access Trail at Shorttail Gulch Photo
20242 Osprey Drive, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Shorttail Gulch Coastal Access Trail is a half-mile path leading to a small, rocky beach on Bodega Bay. The trailhead is across from a small parking area in the Bodega Harbour golf course community at…

Coleman Beach Photo
Coleman Valley Road and Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

A small beach north of Bodega Bay that is only accessible from Miwok Beach at lower tides.

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.

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…

Vista Point Overlook Photo
14046 Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450

Vista Point is the northernmost point of the 17-mile long Sonoma Coast State Park located 4 miles north of Jenner. There is no beach access, simply a gorgeous view along the one-mile long hiking…

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…

Sandy Cove Beach at Fort Ross State Historic Park Photo
19005 Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450

Sandy Beach Cove lies below Fort Ross. The principal port of the settlement remained 19 miles to the south at Port Rumiantsev (Bodega Bay). There was frequent travel and transport of goods between…

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…

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