Sonoma Coast State Park, Sonoma
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Address: Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923, USA, Sonoma, United States
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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Beach, Park, View Point, Leisure, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot
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About Sonoma Coast State Park, Sonoma
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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Sonoma Coast State Park, Sonoma Reviews
This was my favorite beach. View were the greatest here. Goat Rock Beach is located between Goat Rock Point and the Russian River along the Sonoma County shore near the town of Jenner. There are two parking lots for Goat Rock Beach. One is at the north end of Goat Rock Road with easy access to the sand spit at the mouth of the river and the other is right below Goat Rock itself. The ocean here is part of the Russian River State Marine Conservation Area so fishing is prohibited.
A wonderful place to spend a morning. Beautiful views along the rugged coastline.
awesome place for taking in the coastal views. Free access to the park. A bit of a rough one lane road for about 50 yards or so, but not that big of a deal. Super windy the day we visited. Would recommend and would return.
It's beautiful but dangerous to go in the water. While I was there I saw dolphins and sea lions. The roads to the multiple parking areas also aren't great so I couldn't suggest driving a lowered car.
A nice place to stop for picnic, access the beach and enjoy the view. The road to goat rock parking lot has lots of potholes so be prepared for a rough ride. Bonus: they have restrooms. A nice stop off Hwy 1.