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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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The arched rock as seen from Blind Beach Photo
Highway 1 and Goat Rock Road, Jenner, CA 95450

South of Jenner is Blind Beach with a great view of the arched rock. It’s a long narrow beach that is great for beachcombing and fishing. About one mile south of the Russian River Bridge, turn onto…

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.

Bluff Top Coastal Access Trail in The Sea Ranch Photo
40101 Highway 1, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

The Bluff Top Trail winds 3 miles one way from Gualala Point Regional Park to the Walk On Beach Trail. The trailhead at Gualala Point is a dirt path branching off from the paved trail south of the…

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…

Harbor Seals at 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…

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.

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