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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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I live in Bodega bay just shy of 20 minutesaway

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Bodega, California

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Bodega, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

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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lsonoma
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Depending on which way you go, this drive can be long and sickening. Unless you are from the Midwest and must spend time on the beach while you are here, I would skip the beach and go to San Fran or Sausalito to see the ocean.

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Stamford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Beautiful wild coast line with easily accessible beaches. I love that Californians don't charge to park around here - the way it should be!! Saw a family of dolphins springing in and out of the water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We happened to drive through Bodega Bay on a perfect August afternoon. This was a beautiful view and had a lot of shops and restaurants along the way. The state beaches were easily accessible, clean, and plenty of space.

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Asker, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great view of the Pacific Ocean, exciting landscape and winding, entertaining roads. Go there, but take your time.

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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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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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