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Sonoma Coast State Beach

HIghway 1, Between Jenner and Bodega Bay, Sonoma, CA
+1 707-875-3483
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Take time to smell the sea

On a long trip home from Southern California we decided to stop and have a sandwich at the State... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2014
Washington state
Amazing Views

Truly breathtaking views! Lots of open beach areas and areas to pull your car over to take... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2014
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A state park and beach recommended for fishing, walking and picnicking.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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HIghway 1, Between Jenner and Bodega Bay, Sonoma, CA
+1 707-875-3483
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Reviewed September 2, 2014

On a long trip home from Southern California we decided to stop and have a sandwich at the State Beach. As it was a bit foggy and cool, perhaps the beach wasn't the best place we could have chosen. But it was! Even with fog...More

4  Thank heartofdixiejo
Reviewed August 10, 2014

Truly breathtaking views! Lots of open beach areas and areas to pull your car over to take pictures. Wish we would have been able spend more time there. No cell service there though so don't expect google navigation to work lol

3  Thank Jwill_72
Reviewed August 2, 2014

Great day trip if you just want to drive for the views and stop for an occasional hike. Start at the north end of the SP and work your way down.

3  Thank Melissalovestotravel
Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately we were driving through here on an overcast day. Had fun on Portuguese beach. Very steep beach once you hit the water. Had a little scare when my daughter got pulled into the surf. Be careful.

6  Thank Foofighter60
Reviewed July 19, 2014

Any beach on Sonoma coast is a great bet. Perfect weather and clean. Stay all day beaches. Take a picnic and enjoy the clean air. And since you're in the area don't miss a trip to Bodega Bay marine lab.

4  Thank Bronz01
Reviewed July 18, 2014

The Sonoma Coast is a spectacular area from Jenner to Bodega Bay. The Russian River flows into the ocean hear at Goat Head Rock area. Bodega Bay and Jenner both have lodging, there is also some campgrounds in this area. Bodega Bay is famous also...More

3  Thank mini
Reviewed June 23, 2014

A hidden gem, which just happens to be dog friendly, is Blind Beach on the southern side of Goat Rock. The road to the beach is narrow but worth the roller coaster ride to the bottom parking area. The headlands and high cliffs are strewn...More

3  Thank mbisme
Reviewed June 21, 2014

Wow, I never get tired of the vipers on this stretch of highway. And dang it, if the camera doesn't capture the splendor. But still. There is so much to see. Be sure to pull off for the beach and look around. Depending on the...More

2  Thank guamgirl64
Reviewed June 16, 2014

My husband and I spent two afternoons cruising up and down Highway 1 from Bodega Bay to Jenner, stopping to enjoy the view at each of the beaches along the way. The views are fabulous, although the sun was not shining on either of the...More

3  Thank DSullivan1964
Reviewed June 15, 2014

We have a 25 ft. RV. We took a drive up the coast from Bodega Bay to just above Jenner. There was no where to stop to just even look at the beach. Each spot had a large "No RV" sign. These were beaches we...More

3  Thank Dianne95619
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