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“Amazingly gorgeous!”
Review of Bodega Head

Bodega Head
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Bodega Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A rugged and recommended whale-watching promontory along the California coast.
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 sit and enjoy the view. You can watch various sea birds, sea lions, and passing sailboats. When whales are in season, guides will provide information and point out spotted whale spouts. The sound of crashing waves is intoxicating. Bring binoculars and a jacket. It's windy! After enjoying the Head, stop at one of Bodega Bay's remarkable restaurants. You won't be disappointed. It's a must see!

1  Thank Donna P
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"wild flowers"
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"crashing waves"
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"easy hike"
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"the cliff"
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"migrating whales"
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"the pacific ocean"
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"rugged coastline"
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"great spot"
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

A bit of a drive to get out to the head but what great views. It was incredibly windy there. We didn’t have time for a hike but I’m sure that would have been lovely. If you like to hike along cliffs-this is your spot! Make time for a spot and hike here.

Thank karensSouthernIN
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

The lady at the visitor's centre said this was a must-see, so even though it wasn't on our The Birds to-do list, we drove across.

We're so glad we did, as the views along the coast were stunning, with impressive cliffs and lovely beaches.

Given how flat everything seemed looking across from Bodega Bay, this was so much more impressive than we imagined. It was so lovely, standing high on the cliffs, with a strong wind around you, watching the waves crashing on to the rocks below.

Don't be fooled by the view from the bay, drive around to Bodega Head and enjoy some great coastal scenery.

1  Thank brigadoon
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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

We went to Bodega Head after dinner one evening in hopes of seeing the sunset. No luck on the sunset-it was too foggy. So we took a trail and hiked around the area. It was beautiful! All sort of wild flowers were visible, as well as birds and a small deer we startled in a clearing. The trail is not super well marked but it is hard to get lost. Strongly recommend the walk.

Thank Mary G
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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Worth the trek to the beach. Breathtaking views of the powerful Pacific. Very windy on top of the cliff. Bring a jacket.

Thank Jon C
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