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Bodega Head

Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
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Easy, scenic hike

This was an easy hike with awesome ocean views. Enjoyed seeing wild flowers and herons catching... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Deborah T
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We saw whales!

We stopped here with kids and walked along the path on the ridge. There was at least one grey whale... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Liz C
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A rugged and recommended whale-watching promontory along the California coast.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
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Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was an easy hike with awesome ocean views. Enjoyed seeing wild flowers and herons catching gophers. That was a first.

Thank Deborah T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped here with kids and walked along the path on the ridge. There was at least one grey whale that surfaced often and was close to shore in June. The kids loved it.

Thank Liz C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely amazing views from atop the cliffs. Wonderful long trail to walk. Gorgeous from every view. I could not get enough of it. We walked down the steep trail to the beach which was a little tricky, but sooo worth it.Even though the parking lot...More

Thank Angel H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw the bay first and the calm water there so it was a surprise when we saw the big waves and felt the wind. Wonderful views of the rocky shoreline.

Thank CathiB50
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hiked the trail from parking lot around point and back over unofficial trail but well traveled along ridge. Wonderful rugged coast cliffs with beaches below Saw a lot of different wildflowers , egrets, herons along trails and highlighted with several bob quails and a doe...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You are high up looking down at the water as it breaks on the shore. There's a wonderful hiking trail, but there are also wonderful views from the parking lot. Picnic areas, too.

1  Thank lionel77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place to walk along the cliffs and enjoy views of Bodega Bay and the Pacific. We did not see whales but saw a deer, wildflowers, and lots of gophers scampering around their holes --which are everywhere!

Thank leahmarcal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the best time of year, but a marvellous place with a stunning coastline, really good fish restaurants and some terrific accommodation available. Golf, beaches, kayaking, stand-ups, walking, horse-riding at Chanslor Ranch.....

Thank gra1Sydney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely easy walk/drive with stunning views and wild flowers. Can't say enough about the views. The short walk was a nice break in the mostly driving tour. The Visitors center was super and helped us plan a great day that included viewing sea lions.

1  Thank 858marylynnw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth visiting this spectacular stretch of the Sonoma Coast. You can walk right along the cliff tops admiring the crashing waves of the Pacific and often seeing humpback whales migrating between Mexico and Alaska. Cannot recommend this highly enough if you love wonderful scenery.

Thank QuineTravels
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Where is a good spot at a beach to have a picnic with two young children ? A calm beach preferably
6 April 2016|
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Response from Jimksatx_11 | Reviewed this property |
Coming from the town heading out that way there was a few beaches before you got to the Head on the Bay Side and then on the Oceanside there were many children on the one beach down from the head there was a fairly steep... More
Treasure D
Hi! Are dogs allowed on this trail?
20 August 2015|
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Response from LIbertySpinner | Reviewed this property |
I did not take a dog that day and so did not look. In earlier times the dog was allowed on a leash. I think the trails are rather delicate now and much of the vegetation at the lower levels has blown away.
Is this attraction wheelchair accessible?
30 December 2014|
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Response from sandycanna | Reviewed this property |
The parking lot has a few holes. But the viewing areas there are pretty easy and safe. There are trails on the hillside that power or beach wheel chairs could move on. But the view from the parking lot are real good.