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Sonoma Coast State Beach

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Address: HIghway 1, Between Jenner and Bodega Bay, Sonoma, CA
Phone Number: 707-875-3483
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Activities: Fishing, Picnicking
Description: A state park and beach recommended for fishing, walking and picnicking.

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Simply amazing views

Did a large section of the Kotum (sp?) Trail along the coast. The views are just amazing, large rock formations in the ocean along with interspersed kelp forests amongst the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Lake Ridge, Virginia

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Lake Ridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Did a large section of the Kotum (sp?) Trail along the coast. The views are just amazing, large rock formations in the ocean along with interspersed kelp forests amongst the incredibly blue Pacific ocean. Recommended highly, but be forewarned; this is a chilly micro climate area...bring a jacket and check the weather before visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Tourist Center is the first thing that you will look up to upon arrival, 16 beautiful black sand beach along the way, its good for family and friends for a quick getaway! Camping, rest area, parks, and rest room are available in selected beach refer from your Sonoma Map, dont forget to bring your canopies, chair and sunblock at times... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had a long hike at Armstrong national forest and then drove here to see the ocean. We are so happy we did. Bring a blanket, a comfy camping chair, and a book. Then pick any of the turn offs from highway 1 and enjoy the breeze, view, and sounds. This is the perfect place to relax. It is chilly... More 

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santa rosa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

if you don't have a 25 ft trailer I do not see how you could not LOVE this area!! (and if you have the time, keep driving north all the way to Fort Bragg) The scenery keeps getting better and there are fewer people. Scenery like this is why people fall in love with California!!

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Walnut Creek, Ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Camping here is so serene--the ocean dunes are a close, easy hike. Unfortunately dogs are not allowed on the trail between the campground and the beach!

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The most beautiful scenes ever. Even if it is near my home. Keep going to Sonoma and have wine like a parisian. Then eat the best California style sandwiches with numerous cheeses that will be yummy to the tummy and you will remember them for a long time, if you don't over do the wine.

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fabulous berkeley ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Easy parking right off Hwy 1. Walk down steps and a path (not suitable for disabled) to a wide sandy beach with a rocky point to the north and Salmon Creek emptying into the ocean to the south. Great for beach combing, spectacular views, picnicking and hanging out. Water is usually cold and check for local conditions before going in... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Awesome drive and opportunity to stop in one of many hundreds of lay-bys on the way to the state beach. The views along the coast are definitely one of a kind, and a massive attraction for Northern California. If one part is crowded, you can just drive along the highway to another.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

There are about 15 stop points for great coast line view from Bodega Bay to Jenner. The staff at the visiter center Bodega recommended us to do 5 of them. Even though It only took 25minutes to drive from Bodega Bay to Jenner, we stop at those points, took some photos, walked to the beaches or simply sat and enjoyed... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

There are a few great beaches along the Sonoma County coast in the Bodega Bay area. There is Doran Beach, a county park with fee, just south of Bodega Bay. Just north of it is Salmon Creek Beach after going through the small town. You can park along Hwy 1 and walk down. The beach reminds me of the long... More 

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Address: HIghway 1, Between Jenner and Bodega Bay, Sonoma, CA
Phone Number: 707-875-3483
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Sonoma

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