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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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Coastal California

As is the case on much of the California coastal roads the views are gorgeous and worth taking the extra time to stop and take a look. Some nice trails in this State Park as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Placitas, New Mexico
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Placitas, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As is the case on much of the California coastal roads the views are gorgeous and worth taking the extra time to stop and take a look. Some nice trails in this State Park as well.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great state park! Sites have good spacing. Pay showers are fine - you'll need $1 bills to purchase tokens. Beach was a fairly long walk from the park. Our site was good, but could have used more cleaning up in terms of weeds and grass.

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Loomis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this area, cool and foggy a lot of the time, which suits me fine, coming in from the hot summer weather of the valley. We stayed at Wright's Beach, fabulous small campground right on the beach. Shell Beach was fun to beach comb, though there isn't a lot to pick up.

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Rohnert Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had been to South Salmon Creek many times growing up but had never been to North Salmon Creek until the other day. The parking lot is right off the highway- easy to see and parking is free. People were also parking off the side of the road once the parking lot was full as it isn't very large. At... More 

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NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

My husband and I travel a lot and seem to get back to the Sonoma coast and Mendocino once a year. This year we asked each other why we keep coming back then turned the corner and looked up the coast and went YES this is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the world.

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Merrimack, NH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

The CA coastline has so many different aspects--it depends what the beach is to you. We found it beautiful and inspiring!

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Hopewell, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Only had a short time to visit but it is nothing like the east coast beaches. Very peaceful and scenic. It is a must see if you are in Sonoma County.

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Sebastopol, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Bring your camera and beach-combing sandals or bare feet is even better, and hang out to soak in the views, sound of the surf, flora and fauna, and a true get-away from it all. Bliss for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

We love to drive from Heladsburg through Guerneville and Armstrong woods to jenner beach and goat rock beach then down to bodega bay or all the way to marshall. The views are amazing! Lunch in bodega bay or shopping or lunch in marshall is always a fun stop too.

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Cool, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Everyone should take the drive between Bodega Bay & Jenner. Our teens were skeptical at first, but said it was a highlight of our trip. The rolling green hills on one side of the road and the ragged cliffs on the other resembles Ireland. There are many beaches to choose from, but we chose Goat Rock in the hopes of... More 

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