Sonoma Coast State ParkCurrently Open
- Address: Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923, USA, Sonoma, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-7078753483
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Beach, Park, View Point, Leisure, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot
Sonoma Coast State Park - Review
All the beaches along the Highway 1 in Sonoma County form the Sonoma Coast State Park. The beaches of South Salmon, North Salmon, Schoolhouse, Portuguese, Duncan’s Landing, Shell, Blind, and Goat Rock form the map of the park. The total coastline falling under this park is approximately 17 miles. Not all of the coastline is made up of beaches, some areas are just rocky cliffs with water lashing against the rocks. One of the best ways to explore this park is to hire a car and drive down the Highway 1, making stops at the beaches. You can go hiking on the trails situated near the sea or set up a camp at the bodega Dunes Campground. If you are into fishing, there are mouths of rivers in addition to the open ocean for fishing. There are picnic tables at all the stopover points for you to enjoy a breezy lunch. You can spend a couple of hours driving or spend a day at the seaside depending upon your preference.
Sonoma Coast State Park Information
- The water of the Pacific Ocean is dangerous around here. Swimming on beaches is not recommended.
- Be cautious if you have children along with you.
- The beaches are unguarded so do not take any risks.
- There are warning boards in dangerous areas.
- Overnight stays and camps require bookings.
- The coast can be cold, foggy and wet in summer too. Pick a crisp, sunny day to venture out on the beach.
Sonoma Coast State Park Ticket Prices
- 7 USD per vehicle for senior citizens.
- 8 USD per vehicle for adult.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Sonoma Coast State Park
80.59% of people who visit Sonoma include Sonoma Coast State Park in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
37.04% of people start their Sonoma Coast State Park visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Sonoma Coast State Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sonoma Coast State Park
Sonoma Coast State Park Trips
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Sonoma Coast State Park, Sonoma Reviews
One of my favorite beaches to visit, worth the short drive north from Bodega Bay. Views from both sides of the parking (on a jutted out peninsula). There are always deals swimming around here. Beaches are a bit rocky, but fun place to look at pebbles, watch the birds, listen to the ocean, and smell the salty waves. Beware of those waves though, this isn't a great place to swim. This trip there was dead seal on the beach. So many people walking by didn't seem to notice. So here are some pictures to explore. Did this deal die of natural causes and get torn up rolling along the shoreline? Beautiful beach to ponder the circle of life.
My favorite local beach in Sonoma county. They have 2 different abbe's points to the beach. One side meets up with the Russian River, where you can watch the seals. Life guards on duty pay time and swimming is not recommended due to riptides and undercurrents. The other side is the fantastic view of the rocks along the coast. They do have public bathrooms.
Beautiful! The weather couldn't have been more perfect the day I went. Slight breeze, mid to upper 70's. Combined with the scenery, incredible views and so RELAXING. Had to be one of the best days of my life. Hardly anyone on the beach. It was awesome. I was like my own private beach. 😁🌴🌞🐚🌊
What a beautiful place. My wife and I went on a nice long motorcycle ride up the coast. Our final destination was here. Pulling up on the look out was an amazing view. Pulling down to the marking lot is a few tight turns for cars and then goes down to a 1 lane gravel road then into a gravel parking lot.
One of our favorite spots! It can get pretty windy but there's plenty of spots to tuck behind a rock and enjoy the crashing waves. And if you get lucky on a nice day it's absolutely gorgeous with the perfect sunset! Dogs are allowed which is nice, and there's a public restroom. Good amount of parking too.