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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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  • Wonderful and interesting easy walking trails, outstanding views, and a terrific place to visit for whale watching. Did see a few younger folks who thought climbing down some of the cliffs would be fu...  more »
  • Really a nice place to visit. You can see the sun set over the ocean. Nice trail to burn off some wine and cheese. Trail path is narrow. Safe for small children, so long as you hold their hand. Self g...  more »
  • We stopped here for a brief respite on our road trip and it was so beautiful we really didnt want to leave.  more »