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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The stretch from Bodega Bay to Jenner is spectacular, as the road hugs the coastline, highlighted by sea stacks, coves, and endless vistas. Plenty of pull outs for beach stops, with many outfitted with picnic tables to relax and watch the ocean. Take your pick...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed March 18, 2019

Practically every stop along the California coast has something to offer. We loved walking along the beach, seeing the jagged edge cliffs, and the occasional sea life (even seals!). This is a must stop while traveling on the coast.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank keturah627
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful area. I’m so glad I stopped and got s chance to enjoy nature. I highly recommend stopping.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank rebeccabrabb
Reviewed October 9, 2018

We drove along the coast from Jenner south to Bodega Bay. It was a beautiful drive with plenty of areas to pull off for pictures or park and enjoy the beach. The views are breathtaking. There are handicap accessible areas too. The drive is really...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank alwaysreadyfortravel
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Beautiful views and shoreline. Nice walks on the beach. I went to Goat's Head beach and walked to where the Russian River emptied into the ocean. Sea lions on the shore, nice sand. Drove from Jenner to Bodega Bay and stopped at a couple beaches...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank STLJeaff
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

When I booked our two nights in Bodega Bay, I was worried that we might not have enough to do. We stopped at the Visitor's Center in Bodega Bay, and the incredibly helpful woman at the desk gave us local guides. The coastline is ruggedly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
6  Thank clairemC5031KQ
Reviewed July 10, 2018

I drove the coast from Jenner to Bodega Bay and made stops at several of the overlooks and beaches. It was a cloudy day, but the coastline in this section is quite pretty and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank lirwin13
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Want a nice casual outing with good coastal views? - then this could be it. Miles of beach and plenty of access points. Well worth the drive. While maybe an unfair comparison, it definitely conjured up memories of Big Sur. Spend an hour or a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank MAB1A
Reviewed June 23, 2018

Our boxer girl, Penny, LOVES the beach! We found a handy pamphlet that stated which beaches she was allowed to visit. I've taken a picture of it, so it will help other dog lovers! (My favorite was Portuguese Beach! Low tide exposed some cool cave-like...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Kate C
Reviewed June 5, 2018

We came from Sonoma, and spent the afternoon exploring the coast. Took the hike at Bodega Bay - could have been better marked, but you couldn't get lost anyway. Views were breathtaking, and we stopped for delicious crab sandwiches on the way back, as recommended....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Aleiya B
July 7, 2018|
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Response from Kate C | Reviewed this property |
We drive our van. There may be buses or uber is an option. I did see a lot of biker riders too.
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Response from perryaam | Reviewed this property |
I would not assume that, call the hotel
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