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Johnson's Beach

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Johnson's Beach

There is a very nice snacker area, and the kids who ran the snack bar are friendly and greet... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
beatles4ever1965
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Santa Rosa, California
Summer beach fun for 50 years!

Went here almost daily during summers in the 1970's, and glad to see it hasn't changed much. Still... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2018
Anthony O
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Los Angeles, California
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For nearly 100 years, Johnson's Beach has been a Guerneville summer tradition whose beauty, amenities, and hospitality make it a favorite destination for locals and visitors alike. With its spacious stretch of pebble beach and jagged blue skyline of...more
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16217 First St, Bottom of Church Street, Guerneville, CA 95446-8809
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Johnson's Beach is a great summertime area with kayaks, paddle boats, tubes, and many other water toys. A sandy beach has room for a large number of folks.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Greg S
Dan P, Owner at Johnson's Beach, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Thank you Greg. Thrilled you enjoy spending time here. Hope to see you next summer. Dan

Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Some would say this is like beaching in a parking lot. Some will like this. We experienced a mild foul odour on an airless day. We found no benches or tables to sit at (except nearby at the private vacation lodge). We read in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank david_sceno
Dan P, Owner at Johnson's Beach, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Hi David, Sorry for the delayed reply. We are closed for the season - as we were when you visited. Please consider returning when we are open - we have a snack bar and a boathouse for rentals of kayaks and canoes, as well as...More

Reviewed August 10, 2018

Have been to Johnson's Beach in the past, but usually for triathlon events. So, it was nice to go and relax and enjoy the slow moving Russian River. Rented kayaks and paddled up the river. It wasn't too crowded, but there were others out on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JosephPaddy
Dan P, Owner at Johnson's Beach, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thanks for your feedback. I'm always happy to share this feedback with our crew - they are amazing.

Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

So there are a few things to do here. The had kayak and canoe rentals here. There's also places to just lounge along the shore and it's calm enough for kids to play in the water. The beach was pretty rocky though, so it was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 27, 2018

We went to Johnson's beach on July 4th. It was fairly crowded with lots of people floating, canoeing, lounging on the beach or swimming. You can get Kayak, canoe and paddle boat rentals right at the beach: $20 for an hour or $50 for the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DhwaniParekh
Dan P, Owner at Johnson's Beach, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

Glad you had a good. Hope you'll be back again soon.

Reviewed July 22, 2018

There is a very nice snacker area, and the kids who ran the snack bar are friendly and greet children with enthusiasm.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank beatles4ever1965
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Went here almost daily during summers in the 1970's, and glad to see it hasn't changed much. Still a great place to enjoy a day on the Russian River.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Anthony O
Dan P, Owner at Johnson's Beach, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope you'll be back again soon.

Reviewed July 11, 2018

Relaxing and beautiful. Reasonable rentals for umbrella, kayaks, canoes and tubes to float on the lazy river. Snack Shack has good salads, burgers & milkshakes! Staff super friendly wanting everyone to have a good time!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 4, 2018

The photos were taken on the beach, not very comfortable, not really a beach but the views lovely, nice background

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

Great little place that brings back childhood memories. Snack shack, kayak and canoe rentals - loud music. Nice setting. No real sand, all rocks. Plus ducks and glorious sunshine on the edge of a river. What’s not to like?

Date of experience: June 2018
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DanJBR, Owner at Johnson's Beach, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018

Thanks for sharing your experience and for rating our operation. We appreciate the feedback. And happy you had a fun time. Come again soon.

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