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Address: Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
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A rugged and recommended whale-watching promontory along the California...

A rugged and recommended whale-watching promontory along the California coast.

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Whale HO !!!!

A beautiful place to visit. Outstanding views all around, trails to walk. We enjoyed several whale sightings over about a hour or so. Bathrooms available, too. Would... read more

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A beautiful place to visit. Outstanding views all around, trails to walk. We enjoyed several whale sightings over about a hour or so. Bathrooms available, too. Would definitely recommend.

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Palo Alto
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38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved this hike before visiting The Bell Tower. The views are fantastic. California Coast at its best.

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San Francisco, California
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201 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sonoma Coast is treasure. The Head is fantastic. From whales to wildflowers while hiking along the cliffs above the ocean. When I was young, it was always the Mendocino Coast. I guess people were keeping Sonoma Coast a secret. The views are better, the hikes are better and you aren't in the forest all the time.

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Findlay
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73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove out here to watch sunset pretty cool but very windy.Was also told this was where we should go to look for migrating whales.Didn't see them but still a cool place

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The Woodlands, Texas
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52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The wind was really bad that day but it was a great view. Went and seen the big hole in the head. Interesting but not much to see. Abundance of parking.

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Atlanta
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If we had known about this area, we would have stayed there during our visit to Santa Rosa (Sonoma Valley) as this isn't far to travel (about 45 minutes from our conference location) and it offers so much. Beautiful scenary and hiking. Wonderful restaurants offering incredibly fresh seafood and a number of vineyards close by.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views and vistas all around, am easy walk from parking. The wildflowers are in bloom, and you can see whales from the shore. There are a few benches along the way so you can rest and enjoy the view.

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Thank Selkie211
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a pretty short hike with little elevation changes. Great for families. We say a few kids and dogs on the trail. It was quite windy and cold when we went. I would avoid if its windy as it gets pretty miserable if you are not bundled up.

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San Jose, California
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44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great walking trail if it is not windy otherwise, it is too cold. The hike is not exhausting as it is enjoyable. The view is nice. The cool breeze cools you down so you don't heat up during the walk. Very romantic.

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L.A.
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189 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ride along Hwy 1 is spectacular. The plus was the turnouts that allowed for many photo opportunities. The best time to visit this area is early Fall. The weather is usually very accommodating.

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