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great panoramic view of the ocean and coast

there were cars at the bottom parked on beaches and across the land bridge at an island when high... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Spectacular Views and Easy Hiking Trails

There isn't much to add that hasn't already been noted in other reviews. Spectacular views along... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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A rugged and recommended whale-watching promontory along the California coast.
Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
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Reviewed 3 days ago

there were cars at the bottom parked on beaches and across the land bridge at an island when high tide. we did not drive down. we did spend half an hour just looking over the ocean.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Westea
Reviewed 1 week ago

There isn't much to add that hasn't already been noted in other reviews. Spectacular views along some easy to follow hiking paths. It's a great way to get outside, get fresh air and some moderate exercise. There are times of the year to see whales,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gandalfNY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In winter this bleak place . There are two large car parks on the head and toilets. The sandy beaches are exposed and have fine waves rolling in. A great place to watch a storm or sunset from or enjoy a good walk either across...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank catherinemL8442JB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the easier places to take a nice hike for an hour or so around this point of land jutting out into the Pacific. It's best to go in the spring or fall when you have the greatest chance of getting clear weather and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank yosemitepictures
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Such s beautiful view and area. I highly recommend stopping and enjoying nature here. I saw deer and seals as a bonus.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rebeccabrabb
Reviewed 28 October 2018

This is a great general like for everyone. The views are amazing and most of the hike is fairly level so even inexperienced hikers can enjoy this hike. I got to see seals during my hike as well dear. There were birds everywhere. There are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anna I
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

This is the best hiking around. The views are magnificent. Hiking can be easy or hard depending on which one you choose. The main trail is easy to medium. When we camp here this is our go to walk. Friends go to Spud Point for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank desro35
Reviewed 13 October 2018

A spectacular vantage point for viewing the ocean, cliffs, sometimes whales, often pelicans and cormorants, and always beauty.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marcia G
Reviewed 13 October 2018

This is an easy hike with super views. Keep in mind it is windy. Easy access from parking lot. Saw some deer. Plenty of spots to sit and enjoy the different views.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank firsttimetotuscany
Reviewed 6 October 2018

We recently stopped by Bodega Head while out visiting wineries. Great View with the cliffs and the waves crashing below. Good place to stop and stretch your legs if you are out and about for the day.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.
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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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