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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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  • It is one of the best places to watch ocean and waves. The long way worth to take for seeing such a beautiful view towards the infinity!!! You could hike and bike there. The restaurant in the way (Spu...  more »
  • Whale watching, etc. Great views of the crashing surf and the boats coming and going. We saw 3 whales blow and one fishing boat returning to port. It is so relaxing taking all of nature in. 
  • Bodega Head is easily one of the most beautiful trails that we've ever hiked, and also the easiest! It took us around 1.5-2 hours to complete the "hike", but that's because we stopped along the way at...  more »