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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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  • Beautiful views in a very relaxing. You can just set up a lawn chair or blanket and just sit there and watch the waves 
  • Best one day road trip. Stay in Rohnert Park for fun dinner breakfast and shopping. Also gambling at Graton Casino. 
  • If you are driving up the coast it is definitely worth driving around to Bodega Head. Make sure you walk further from the parking lot up to the cliffs to seethe 360 views.