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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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Winter Beach Tour

Half a day spent touring the State Park from Bodega Bay to Jenner stopping at beaches, overlooks and pullouts. A sunny and warm winter day with a llioght surf made for great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Half a day spent touring the State Park from Bodega Bay to Jenner stopping at beaches, overlooks and pullouts. A sunny and warm winter day with a llioght surf made for great conditions. The one or two bathrooms we used were clean and well stocked.

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Sonoma, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Please, if you are visiting from out of town, don't miss the beaches of Sonoma County and North. Travel out to the coast on any route but be sure to make your way north, past Jenner on the narrow and treacherous Hwy 1. Magnificent views, driver don't look, eyes on the road. Travel north through Mendocino County for unsurpassed views.

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Washington state
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

On a long trip home from Southern California we decided to stop and have a sandwich at the State Beach. As it was a bit foggy and cool, perhaps the beach wasn't the best place we could have chosen. But it was! Even with fog and wind, the views were amazing and such a good photo op! I can imagine... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Truly breathtaking views! Lots of open beach areas and areas to pull your car over to take pictures. Wish we would have been able spend more time there. No cell service there though so don't expect google navigation to work lol

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Great day trip if you just want to drive for the views and stop for an occasional hike. Start at the north end of the SP and work your way down.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately we were driving through here on an overcast day. Had fun on Portuguese beach. Very steep beach once you hit the water. Had a little scare when my daughter got pulled into the surf. Be careful.

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Sacramento, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Any beach on Sonoma coast is a great bet. Perfect weather and clean. Stay all day beaches. Take a picnic and enjoy the clean air. And since you're in the area don't miss a trip to Bodega Bay marine lab.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The Sonoma Coast is a spectacular area from Jenner to Bodega Bay. The Russian River flows into the ocean hear at Goat Head Rock area. Bodega Bay and Jenner both have lodging, there is also some campgrounds in this area. Bodega Bay is famous also for Alfred Hitchcock Movie the Birds. We visit frequently and it a wonderful place to... More 

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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A hidden gem, which just happens to be dog friendly, is Blind Beach on the southern side of Goat Rock. The road to the beach is narrow but worth the roller coaster ride to the bottom parking area. The headlands and high cliffs are strewn with wildflowers. Sea stacks and a natural arch are just off shore. Pelicans, gulls and... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Wow, I never get tired of the vipers on this stretch of highway. And dang it, if the camera doesn't capture the splendor. But still. There is so much to see. Be sure to pull off for the beach and look around. Depending on the area, you will see fields of succulents, or wind blown trees, beautiful secluded beaches, or... More 

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