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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  • This was a nice spot to take a leisurely relaxing hike. There are a few parking lots and the trails are just a few yards away. There are lovely views of the Pacific Ocean on one side, and Bodega Bay o...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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.Grea...  more »
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  • Great beach to go to. Long enough shoreline that it's rarely crowded, fun tide pools at low tide, fascinating geology.
  • There's good hiking here with great views and the sound of sea lions. You may spot a grey whale in migration season. Don't miss the 'Hole in the Head". Tip: look out for nasty potholes if driving up.
  • In simple words, I would say it has breathtaking views at the Bodega head. And we did a mini hike with our daughter. It was a little windy and cold so bundle up. If you are within the area, make a pit spot here.
  • Probably my favorite spot on this beautiful earth...whale watching
  • Its amazing place😍😘
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