We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
Website
Description:

A rugged and recommended whale-watching promontory along the California...

A rugged and recommended whale-watching promontory along the California coast.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 381 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 290
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Peaceful - great spot to re-energize

Every time I visit Bodega Bay we spend a few hours at the Head. Just sitting listening to waves, watching for whales migrating by, hiking around....wonderful

Reviewed January 11, 2017
WisconsinProf
,
Wisconsin
Add Photo Write a Review

381 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 368: English reviews
Wisconsin
Level Contributor
88 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2017

Every time I visit Bodega Bay we spend a few hours at the Head. Just sitting listening to waves, watching for whales migrating by, hiking around....wonderful

Helpful?
1 Thank WisconsinProf
Sacramento, California
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

Great hike to start the new year. Nice gradual slopes with great views of the coast line. Easy enough for all levels and ages. Can get crowded on weekends

Helpful?
1 Thank abemag
Kimberling City, United States
Level Contributor
54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Great stop with stunning views. We stopped here for some exercise with a view, we were not disappointed. Easy trails to walk, would love to bring our kids out here some time. Great idea to bring a picnic!

Helpful?
2 Thank Stephana B
Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Level Contributor
87 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Picture perfect day and view The waves were pounding on the shore with spouts 100 feet in the air. Just watch out for the birds in bodega Bay. LOL

Helpful?
1 Thank Nick P
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
128 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

I visited during Christmas holidays; this place was crowded and the parking super-limited. However, I managed. The views are spectacular. Be sure to walk around in all directions for a variety. It is a great photo op, so plan accordingly.

Helpful?
1 Thank R S
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
96 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2016

Bodega Head may be a little out of the way for some tourists, but it's a regular visit for locals. Surf can vary from pounding and fantastic to calm, birds are always a treat, and whales are common in season. Weather can be VERY windy or not, but come prepared.

Helpful?
2 Thank Anne O
Citrus Heights, California
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

This is THE spot in Bodega Bay. Be sure to bring your camera, there are spectacular views around every bend of the plentiful hiking trails.

Helpful?
2 Thank tachapman
Level Contributor
27 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2016

It was nice to get away from the hustle of SF for a few days and enjoy the beach. Lovely experience!!

Helpful?
Thank Jessica R
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed December 17, 2016

Easy to hike and beautiful views all round. A little cold when visited in November so bring a windproof jacket. Pretty cool sunset to boot. Worth the trip.

Helpful?
Thank thearbor
San Jose, California
Level Contributor
46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2016

It is one of the best places to watch ocean and waves. The long way worth to take for seeing such a beautiful view towards the infinity!!! You could hike and bike there. The restaurant in the way (Spud point crab co.) was very good and friendly.

Helpful?
Thank hosnegar

Travelers who viewed Bodega Head also viewed

Bodega Bay, Sonoma County
Bodega Bay, Sonoma County
 
Bodega Bay, Sonoma County
 

Been to Bodega Head? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bodega Head and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Scotts Valley, California
over a year ago
San Francisco, California, United States
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Bodega Head staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?