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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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Large beach, harbor seal nursing their babies

Very large and nice beach. There is an area protected for harbor seal nursing their babies. We visited on May 14, 2015 and we were too late. Harbor seals and their babies... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Ashland, Oregon
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Ashland, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Very large and nice beach. There is an area protected for harbor seal nursing their babies. We visited on May 14, 2015 and we were too late. Harbor seals and their babies already left.

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Sonoma, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

One of the most scenic coastlines i have ever been on. Its just a beautiful drive up and down.. memorable experience

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Miami, Florida
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This entire coast - from Bodega Bay to Jenner was a wonderful drive. It was a real surprise for us since we had not heard anything about it prior. We were so glad we gave it a try and were lucky we had an incredibly beautiful day. Be forewarned there are no gas stations on much of the route and... More 

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Harford Md
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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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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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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