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Bodega Bay is a town and census-designated place (CDP) in Sonoma County, California, United States. The population was 1,077 at the 2010 census. The town, located along State Route 1, is on the eastern side of Bodega Harbor, an inlet of Bodega Bay on the Pacific coast. Bodega Bay is the site of the first Russian structures built in California, which were built in 1809 by Commerce Counseller Ivan Alexandrovich Kuskov of the Russian-American Company in the lead-up to the establishment of Fort Ross. For the Russians, the settlement in Bodega Bay was called Port Rumyantsev, named after the Russian Foreign Minister Nikolai Petrovich Rumyantsev, and it served as a port to support Fort Ross and the larger Russian community known as Colony Ross. The location scenes in the Alfred Hitchcock-directed film The Birds (1963) were filmed in Bodega Bay. The town markets itself with the film in many ways, including its Birds-themed visitors' center. The location was also featured in the cult horror movie Puppet Master (1989). PG+E wanted to build a nuclear power plant on Bodega Head in the 1960s, but the plans were shut down after large protest (the first for environmental reasons) and the fault, which they found while they were digging the hole for the first reactor. The hole filled with water and became known as "The Hole in the Head".


Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Bodega Bay, United States. Explore Bodega Bay travel guide before you plan your trip here. After your splendid visit to Bodega Bay, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Sacramento. Take a short trip from Bodega Bay and set some time aside to explore the Sacramento. Dotted with places like Alcatraz Island, Muir Woods National Monument, Golden Gate Bridge; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach Bodega Bay, you'll have to take a flight to Sacramento; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Popular vacation packages of Bodega Bay are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Bodega Bay*

  • Bodega Bay: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Bodega Bay for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bodega Bay.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
  • Living in Bodega Bay - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 93.75 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 90.71 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Bodega Bay

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bodega Bay

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 79.27 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 44.67 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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