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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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Great beach

The coast is amazing, plenty of places to pull over and enjoy the view. Several little stores or places to grab lunch/dinner. Bathrooms are only open during season. Just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Harford Md
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Harford Md
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The coast is amazing, plenty of places to pull over and enjoy the view. Several little stores or places to grab lunch/dinner. Bathrooms are only open during season. Just beautiful.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A last minute, much needed get out of the city camping trip made us play russian roulette for spots up and down the coast. As luck would have it! Wrights Beach popped up and we took our chances. As we pulled in, the camp docent "Gwen" was friendly, helpful and obviously passionate about her job. We pulled up to the... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We stopped along Highway 1 at the beaches and took about 2 hours to take pictures and look through the tidal pools. It is so worth the time. Highway 1 already has amazing views, but the views at each beach are different and just breathtaking. Definitely worth stopping off to get some awesome pictures and enjoy the ocean!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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
30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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27 reviews 27 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
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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