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Bodega Head

Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
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Nice Views but Run Down from Over Use

My review sites suggest this spot is dog -friendly - yes if you want to walk your pooch in a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sonoma, California
Views for ever

Standing out at the head and looking at the pacific ocean you notice how small you are in this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Petaluma, California
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A rugged and recommended whale-watching promontory along the California coast.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“parking lot” (48 reviews)
“whale watching” (20 reviews)
Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My review sites suggest this spot is dog -friendly - yes if you want to walk your pooch in a pot-holed parking lot. All trails are closed to dogs. Fabulous views, poor maintenance.

Thank Chasmo99
Reviewed 1 week ago

Standing out at the head and looking at the pacific ocean you notice how small you are in this world.. Great place to hike or bring lunch for a picnic . Dress for wind as some days are very windy.Great place for whale watching during...More

Thank RickJodi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will drive to Bodega Head and park. Be careful, the lot is not well maintained but you will be fine. Once there you can have lunch in your car--if you have food--or just get out and walk. There are great areas for walking or...More

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful peaceful view of the Pacific Ocean. Very windy though here. Can’t get to the beach from here basically just a view point.

Thank Tgreen45
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Great place to sit in your car and have lunch and enjoy the spectacular coastline, and it is very photogenic. Great hikes both north and south of the parking area, but do not get too close to the cliffs, as it is very unstable and...More

Thank NevadaHudson
Reviewed 26 November 2017

The drive to Bodega Head offer glimpses of the incredible beauty, and once you get there you know it’s a special place. I saw whales & sea lions (or maybe they were seals?), cormorants, herons, pelicans, even deer. There are clear, safe paths for exploring...More

1  Thank stringsbysarah
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Lots of turn-offs to look over the cliffs out to the ocean. Surfer area. Rugged coastline. Can drive up Highway 1 forever, the views are incredible. Great for photo ops!

Thank ChassyT
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Cold, windy headland, spectacular hike. Walk among the seabirds, windswept vegetation with views of both the bay and the ocean. This is a must do while wandering along Highway 1.

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Bodega Head is easy to get to and the trail is easy with no large elevation changes. The views from many points on the trail are fabulous, both on the ocean side and the harbor side. For windy or rainy days, make sure you bring...More

1  Thank SkateSand
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Just take a short drive out the point and you can see the pacific ocean .and on the drive down you can see town ..

Thank 153jayner
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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
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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.
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.