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Sonoma Coast State Beach

Sonoma, CA
+1 707-875-3483
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Pretty Shoreline

I drove the coast from Jenner to Bodega Bay and made stops at several of the overlooks and beaches... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
lirwin13
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Beverly, Massachusetts
Big Sur backup

Want a nice casual outing with good coastal views? - then this could be it. Miles of beach and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark B
via mobile
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A state park and beach recommended for fishing, walking and picnicking.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bodega bay” (40 reviews)
“russian river” (17 reviews)
“salmon creek” (7 reviews)
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Sonoma, CA
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"roller coaster ride"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Thank lirwin13
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Kate C
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Reviewed 5 June 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

1  Thank smellace
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

My friend and I drove along the coast and through the state park on a recent trip down to point Reyes. We couldn’t stop staring at all of the beautiful vistas! There is a variety of different types of beaches, some more friendly for walking...More

1  Thank ags35
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

should be state beaches (plural) 'cause the the state park is sixteen miles of coastline. there's a variety from sand to rocky ... wise to plan ahead* ... traffic can be a hassle during peak season ... the reward comes when free of the car...More

3  Thank OldMiquel
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Wright's beach campground is small, and it is on the reservation system, so plan far ahead or hope for a cancellation. There are about 10 sites that back right onto the beach, the rest are just steps away but may not have a view. It...More

1  Thank CTBCalifornia
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This was a beautiful way to see the beach and dunes by horse. Besides my guide and myself no one was onlur end of beach. It is rugged nature at its best with mountains in distance. There was driftwood all over beach which people used...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

I guess it technically does end at some point, but I never saw it. Just cool beach after cool town after cool rock formation. Such an inviting locale. It even rained the day were did the coast and we both still loved it. Can't imagine...More

1  Thank Ryan F
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

We spent a day at Portuguese Beach over Labor Day Weekend. The beach is perfect - huge, nice sand, and plenty of surf. The parking lot got filled up pretty quickly after 10 am. We got there around 9am so it was no problem.

Thank bdruss
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Aleiya B
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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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