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Bodega Head

Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
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Bodega Head

August 10th, 2018 around 11:00 am it was too foggy to see the ocean well. We had been warned of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
DFWnative2015
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Carrollton, Texas
Beautiful view

Beautiful view . Bring sturdy shoes , you can hike all around and the dirt/ gravel can be slick... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tricia L
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Colbert, Washington
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A rugged and recommended whale-watching promontory along the California coast.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“parking lot” (53 reviews)
“whale watching” (20 reviews)
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Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
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"parking lot"
in 53 reviews
"whale watching"
in 20 reviews
"spectacular views"
in 22 reviews
"wild flowers"
in 9 reviews
"crashing waves"
in 16 reviews
"easy hike"
in 10 reviews
"the cliff"
in 14 reviews
"parking area"
in 13 reviews
"migrating whales"
in 6 reviews
"great spot"
in 12 reviews
"short hike"
in 8 reviews
"the pacific ocean"
in 17 reviews
"rugged coastline"
in 5 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 11 reviews
"california coast"
in 8 reviews
"bring your camera"
in 8 reviews
"small beach"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

August 10th, 2018 around 11:00 am it was too foggy to see the ocean well. We had been warned of this by someone who went the day before but we decided to go anyway. I don't regret it, but it was definitely not as breathtaking...More

Thank DFWnative2015
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful view . Bring sturdy shoes , you can hike all around and the dirt/ gravel can be slick, member of our group slipped and fell. Look close and you may see whales we did not see any but other visitors had. Watch kids close...More

Thank Tricia L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best hikes ever with 360-degree views. It's not difficult, but be ready for the wind. Try to choose a sunny day.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the ride and hike. Great view of the coast. Temperatures drop near the coast. Were appropriate clothing.

Thank LouRod17
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great view just from the parking lot - if you're in the area, make sure to drive out and take in the ocean views. Come near sunset if possible.

2  Thank Gomez22
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking on the trails of bodega head you will have fantastic views of the cliffs, catch some seals basking in the sun on a rock, and be immersed in the dense fog. Bring warm clothes since it can be chilly at times.

Thank lucal478
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small beach, with waves crashing on rocks around the outside of the small cove. A good view from parking area but fog limited the ocean views.

Thank Cheryl W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, where does one start when writing about The Head? Best to take a journey back to the 1960's when Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), decided to build a nuclear plant. Unfortunately, the site selected, was sitting on top of the infamous San Andreas...More

Thank Patricia E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family trip drove us up and down this coast line enjoying multiple beaches and scenic views. I Highly reccomend you take the time to explore. We watched what we thought was dolphins or Orcas ( we could tell what they where.) Swim around the...More

Thank Travel_Bug_Bitten
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Bodega Head is always the first place I take out of town or out of state visitors. The ocean and white water views are amazingly gorgeous. You can follow a trail to the shore below or follow a pathway above. Many people bring chairs to...More

1  Thank Donna P
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marilyn2267
22 July 2018|
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Response from _suemartinatsr | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other two answers. there are beautiful views that can be enjoyed in the car, but walking is rather treacherous.
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Cari530
7 April 2016|
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Response from janetperlman | Reviewed this property |
i concur...doran beach...but there are also picnic talbe on the head if it is not too windy...but no real beach access, however, great views and a nice park like area on the cliffs..
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Treasure D
20 August 2015|
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Response from BrooklynDodgers13 | Reviewed this property |
As promised I sent an email to friends of ours who live in Bodega Bay. My friend responded "Dogs are not allowed at the Head but you could Goggle California State Parks and go to Sonoma Coast State Beaches to find beaches... More
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