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Beautiful Views of the Water and Shore

Lots of well-maintained trails on the head. The coastline is spectacular and the water is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Walnut Creek, California
Amazing views

On a calm day with the sun shining this is an amazing place to stop. The views are breath taking... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sacramento, California
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“whale watching”(20 reviews)
A rugged and recommended whale-watching promontory along the California coast.
Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of well-maintained trails on the head. The coastline is spectacular and the water is breathtaking when the sun is shining on it. Lots of wildlife to look at (birds and sea lions especially.)

Thank writchey
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On a calm day with the sun shining this is an amazing place to stop. The views are breath taking. The bird watching is great and we’ve seen whales from the top.

Thank danielKeiran
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place to walk after a oyster lunch. Interesting geology and great views. .... take a wind-prove jacket.

Thank Robert W
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

I live a short distance from Bodega Bay and visit often. My family chose this part of the ocean to spred my sister's ashes. Standing high on a bluff, we watched a local gentleman in a small boat respectfully scatter the ashes into the sea...More

3  Thank emberlysmith
Reviewed August 13, 2018

August 10th, 2018 around 11:00 am it was too foggy to see the ocean well. We had been warned of this by someone who went the day before but we decided to go anyway. I don't regret it, but it was definitely not as breathtaking...More

Thank DFWnative2015
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful view . Bring sturdy shoes , you can hike all around and the dirt/ gravel can be slick, member of our group slipped and fell. Look close and you may see whales we did not see any but other visitors had. Watch kids close...More

Thank Tricia L
Reviewed August 7, 2018

One of the best hikes ever with 360-degree views. It's not difficult, but be ready for the wind. Try to choose a sunny day.

1  Thank travelerscal
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Worth the ride and hike. Great view of the coast. Temperatures drop near the coast. Were appropriate clothing.

1  Thank LouRod17
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Great view just from the parking lot - if you're in the area, make sure to drive out and take in the ocean views. Come near sunset if possible.

2  Thank Gomez22
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Walking on the trails of bodega head you will have fantastic views of the cliffs, catch some seals basking in the sun on a rock, and be immersed in the dense fog. Bring warm clothes since it can be chilly at times.

Thank lucal478
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July 21, 2018|
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Response from _suemartinatsr | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other two answers. there are beautiful views that can be enjoyed in the car, but walking is rather treacherous.
April 6, 2016|
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Response from janetperlman | Reviewed this property |
i concur...doran beach...but there are also picnic talbe on the head if it is not too windy...but no real beach access, however, great views and a nice park like area on the cliffs..
Treasure D
August 19, 2015|
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Response from BrooklynDodgers13 | Reviewed this property |
As promised I sent an email to friends of ours who live in Bodega Bay. My friend responded "Dogs are not allowed at the Head but you could Goggle California State Parks and go to Sonoma Coast State Beaches to find beaches... More