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Bodega Head, Bodega Bay

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Bodega Head is a small promontory on the Pacific coast of northern California in the United States. It is located in Sonoma County at, approximately 40 mi (64 km) northwest of San Francisco and approximately 20 mi (32 km) west of Santa Rosa.The peninsula, which is approximately 4 mi (6.4 km) long and 1 mi (1.6 km) wide, emerges from the coast to the south. It shelters the shallow sandy Bodega Bay and the inner portion known as Bodega Harbor. Sonoma Coast State Beach comprises beaches and dunes along the south side of the promontory. The University of California, Davis runs an ongoing marine biology program at the Bodega Marine Laboratory. The laboratory is located on the grounds of Bodega Marine Reserve, which is part of the UC Natural Reserve System. The peninsula is considered a prime spot to observe the migration of whales. It is also one of the three points of the Red Triangle, a major feeding ground for great white sharks. A series of trails are a popular destination for recreational hiking.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 ev...  more »
  • 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-...  more »