We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Salt Point State Park

Highway 1, Jenner, CA
707-847-3221
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Jenner
Type: State Parks, Hiking Trails, Bodies of Water, Deserts
Activities: Hiking, Scuba diving
Description: Six miles along the Sonoma Coast, this recreational park includes hiking and horseback trails, plus an underwater reserve for divers.
Write a Review

46 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    30
    13
    3
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Highland
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Enjoyed the beach but no restrooms at Stump beach. A fairly easy trail to walk down. Quite a few steps, so not easy with a wagon, but not bad for walking.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Galt, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The sand is so beautiful and the rocky cliffs are great for photographs. You can walk hand in hand and run through the icy ocean waves. There are great cliffs to walk along at this location as well as Fisk Mill just a bit farther north.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Completed a free diving class there. Saturday the ocean was calm and we had excellent visibilty under water. Sunday everything was changed - poor visibilty and the water was choppy and very cold. Lots of fish and abs there.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Once we found the correct entrance we could not believe the views of the cliffs. It sure was windy so tie down those hats. Saw some playful seals. The waves coming in and hitting the huge boulders was fantastic. Glad we decided to take the ride out to Salt Point

Was this review helpful? Yes
TUCSON
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We arrived with no reservation (before Memorial Wkend) and were able to find a super campsite in the woods, across the highway from Gerstle Cove State Park. With the help of Jacque a superb CA state park assistant? we locked into the campsite of our choice, AND were directed to the wonderful cove and visitor center across at Gerstle. Both... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We contacted Patrick Hamilton, a respected local mushroom expert, and asked to join a group of mushroom foragers on a Saturday morning. He said Salt Point is one of the best places in the entire world for foraging for mushrooms (especially hedgehog, candy caps, black trumpets, black chanterelles, and yellow chanterelles)--and even after a relatively dry winter mushroom-growing season, Salt... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The bathrooms are close and the sites offer a great deal of privacy. We had our dog with us which worked out well. There is lots of hiking around and close to wine tasting and Gualala which is an art haven.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Berkeley, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

On an overcast day, or on a day that is slightly overcast, any person with a camera in hand and able-bodied enough to scamper over the stoney coastline, can attempt to be another Ansel Adams. This 5-mile long park offers plenty of variety, as far as natural stone sculptures are concerned. Many of the stone sculpture takes the form of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
San Francisco, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Beautiful cove and great abalone diving! Close enough for a one day get away but perfect for an overnight. Great diving and BBQs available. Beautiful views and dog friendly too! Friendly campers (if you even have any others around...the last days we were there we had the place all to ourselves). "Off season weather is great... November and January..minimal fog... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sacramento, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My wife and I wanted to treat a visiting friend who is from Sacramento, like us, but has been living in New York for a few years. In younger friends, this friend and I and a few other co-adventurers loved to take (often last minute) trips to the coast, usually settling at Lawson's Landing in Dillon Beach. Have you BEEN... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Salt Point State Park also viewed

 
Bodega Bay, Sonoma County
 

Been to Salt Point State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Salt Point State Park, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing