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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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A state park and beach recommended for fishing, walking and picnicking.

A state park and beach recommended for fishing, walking and picnicking.

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Aaah! The Pacific Ocean!

As a photographer, this is a wonderful beach to visit. What can I say about the Ocean? It's fabulous, always different, sometimes there's surfers, sometimes there are huge... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
wonderfullywacky
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Russian River area

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Russian River area
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69 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a photographer, this is a wonderful beach to visit. What can I say about the Ocean? It's fabulous, always different, sometimes there's surfers, sometimes there are huge waves...part of the beach at Goat Rock is dog-friendly...Love going to the beach...though it's not usually warm enough to go into the ocean...unless you're a child or in a wetsuit! And the... More 

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Thank wonderfullywacky
Port Dover
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15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Great beaches, beautiful views. Easy access from high ways. Do not miss it! We really enjoy the Northern California coast, which is amazingly beautiful. Big rocks along the coast is so special in this area.

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Thank PortDoverBeach
San Antonio, Texas
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Everyone has an opinion regarding their favorite spot along the coast. The bottom line is this: you ca not go wrong, so just GO! We LOVE Bodega Dunes, Goat Rock, all the interesting rocks and sand dollars we have found on the way. After 3 years of visiting, we still find new and exciting people and places. This place has... More 

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Thank Jacob S
Florida
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

You can never go wrong driving the coast highway and enjoying all the beautiful sights!!! Hiking along the amazing coast on various beaches and seeing all the Harbor Seals on the Russian River beach was amazing!

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Thank Dave S
Mexico City
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121 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Seeing the sunset and the whales play from this wonderful coast is and amazing reminder to the greatness of nature. It is quiet spectacular and a place to visit at least onnce in a liftime. Trasvers from Bodega Bay to Jenner. It does not get any better

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Thank AlexyCatyQ
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Myself and my husband drove from Jenner to bodega bay.. The vista and views were breath taking.. From mountain views one moment yo going round and down a bend to the most amazing view of the coast.. There are loads of places you can stop along the way and even have a picnic and even loads of pretty and quirky... More 

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Thank shazzles28
Petaluma, California
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43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This isn't one beach, but several. The most popular are Goat Rock, at the mouth of the Russian River, and Salmon Creek, at the mouth of... well, you get it. These have off-road parking, often full on hot weekends. For the other, smaller beaches, you park at the top of the bluff along the highway, and hike down. Not for... More 

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Thank Alan Y
Seattle, Washington
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126 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Beautiful coastline with some rugged rocks out in the water and nice wide beaches. Several very cute little towns along the coast and a very curvy drive. Definitely worth visiting for a leisurely day on the coastal beaches, towns, and restaurants.

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Thank zzzster
Bodega, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Views spectacular and you must dine at Rivers End in Jenner. Great view from there also. You can walk the beach and easily kayak. Many different beach accesses along the way

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Saddle Brook, New Jersey
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Very cool to see but not worth the drive if you are visiting for only a short time. It's a nice drive if you want to take a break from the wineries.

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