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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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Marshall Gulch
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…

North Salmon Creek Beach
3095 Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Salmon Creek Beach, where a lagoon forms as sand closes the mouth of Salmon Creek, is a popular summer destination. Nearly two miles of unbroken, scenic, sandy beach make this an excellent place for…

Scotty Creek Beach
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…

Jenner Beach
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.

Fort Ross Reef
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.

Portuguese Beach
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.

Duncan's Landing
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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