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Johnson's Beach, Guerneville

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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3.9/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web
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  • We decided to do a day trip to Johnson's Beach to attend the festival on Sunday (Blues Day). Suggestion: Arrive early if you have General Admissions (GA) tickets and want to sit near the stage and/or ...  read more »
  • We headed to Johnson's Beach for the Russian River Jazz & Blues festival. This is a great venue for this type of event. There were food booths, goods to sell, art, and beer. We caught a fantastic show...  read more »
  • A sort of rock/sandy beach on the river right in Gureneville. Many river rentals begin or end here. Nothing special, but the place to end up. 
  • Been going here for 30 years now and I return at least once a year, traditionally for the Fourth of July weekend but generally camp here 3-4 times a year. It's the absolute best place to stay on the Russian River. It's the largest, most comfortable beach with the most amenities (boat rentals, food shack, umbrellas, bathrooms) and the camping is great too, especially now that the new owners have designated specific spots for campers, as opposed to the old mob-rule method of swamping the lawns. Just steps from downtown Guerneville which has tons of great dining and shopping options.
  • My mother used to bring us to this beach, which has a camping area, almost every summer when my brother and sister and I were kids. I'm really happy that I can now bring my own family to enjoy this great family and diversity friendly place. There's a great, cordoned off shallow area for the little ones, a place to get food and drinks, rent tubes, canoes, paddleboats or beach umbrellas (you can't use your own, because if the wind picks up, someone could get hurt- they set them up for you in nice sturdy fashion). There's a big lot that only costs $5 to park for the day, or you can try for parking offsite and walk into the beach for free.
  • Love this place! Best place to swim on the river in Guernville. Rent kayaks and canoes for cheap. Buy food and drink for expensive! Lol you cannot bring in your own food or drink. But it used to be free. Now $5 to park there. You can park on the street and walk in for free tho.
  • Public beach on Russian River. Beautiful trees and cool water. Snack shop and kayak, paddle boat rental. Great for kids
  • I've been coming here for 40+ years. I'm a San Francisco native & this place is a treasure that's not too far from the city. Love it! :)
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