Bodega Head, Bodega Bay
Categories: Geologic Formations, Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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.Add Bodega Head and other attractions to your Bodega Bay trip itinerary using our Bodega Bay trip itinerary maker.
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So wonderful to look out at the ocean. The sunset was great. Kids loved playing in the sand. Must see if you are in the area.
It is worth the long drive. If you like long easy hikes, give yourself more time. Also, bring a chair for the sunset...I bet it's amazing!
Several trails along the top. Trails are long but easy to walk and well maintained. A few areas have a bench to sit and enjoy the views. It can be very windy and chilly. Bring binoculars to spy seals,... read more »
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