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Address: Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
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A rugged and recommended whale-watching promontory along the California...

A rugged and recommended whale-watching promontory along the California coast.

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Incredible vistas

We go to Bodega Head every time we are in this area. Rain or shine, there are some amazing vistas from just about every point at the Head. Be prepared for bone chilling winds... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 February 2017
Rika K
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Gallatin, Tennessee
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Gallatin, Tennessee
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We go to Bodega Head every time we are in this area. Rain or shine, there are some amazing vistas from just about every point at the Head. Be prepared for bone chilling winds, even when it's sunny outside, but also be prepared to be inspired.

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Healdsburg, California
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136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Have been here many times and it actually seems to get better the more you go here. Went north from the parking area today and enjoyed a beautiful walk along the coast with great ocean views and some cool rock outcroppings. Scenic, easy walk area and FREE. When you're in Bodega Bay go here to enjoy nice views with super... More 

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Monument, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

We were at Bodega Head between storms and enjoyed a nice walk in the sun. The views were unobstructed both up and down the coast. Be careful of the potholes as you start up to the Head and in the parking lot

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Petaluma, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A high bluff, miles of trails, and the possibility of spotting whales! What more could you want? Bring your binoculars!

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Wisconsin
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Every time I visit Bodega Bay we spend a few hours at the Head. Just sitting listening to waves, watching for whales migrating by, hiking around....wonderful

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Great hike to start the new year. Nice gradual slopes with great views of the coast line. Easy enough for all levels and ages. Can get crowded on weekends

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Kimberling City, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Great stop with stunning views. We stopped here for some exercise with a view, we were not disappointed. Easy trails to walk, would love to bring our kids out here some time. Great idea to bring a picnic!

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Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Picture perfect day and view The waves were pounding on the shore with spouts 100 feet in the air. Just watch out for the birds in bodega Bay. LOL

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I visited during Christmas holidays; this place was crowded and the parking super-limited. However, I managed. The views are spectacular. Be sure to walk around in all directions for a variety. It is a great photo op, so plan accordingly.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Bodega Head may be a little out of the way for some tourists, but it's a regular visit for locals. Surf can vary from pounding and fantastic to calm, birds are always a treat, and whales are common in season. Weather can be VERY windy or not, but come prepared.

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