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Bodega Head

Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
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beautiful trail, great view

if you got to this area, in means you are travelling route 1. don't hesitate to stop here and take... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Haifa, Israel
Hike the trail to the left of the parking lot.

We were here the last week of Sept. and loved the views at this beautiful spot. We hiked the trail... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
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A rugged and recommended whale-watching promontory along the California coast.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“parking lot” (46 reviews)
“whale watching” (19 reviews)
Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

if you got to this area, in means you are travelling route 1. don't hesitate to stop here and take this short trail that will reveal beautiful views. make sure you have something warm to wear as it can get windy out there.

Thank hannoch
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We were here the last week of Sept. and loved the views at this beautiful spot. We hiked the trail to the left of the parking lot along the cliffs. Be extremely cautious if you have kids along, as this is a pretty easy trail...More

2  Thank anneenna2
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Visiting the Pacific Ocean never grows old on me. Visiting Bodega Head in the State Park is not to be missed if you are in the area! Only thing I dislike about our State and National Parks is that they are so restrictive about only...More

Thank Matt L
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We rode the Harley up here. It is a little cool and windy, so dress warm. There is a fun trial that you can hike around the cliffs. It is dirt, so it is a walking trail. It is an easy trial to hike. We...More

Thank HuntingtonBeachTess
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

On our way from Napa Valley to San Francisco, we passed this place. Wonderful view of the rugged coastline!

Thank Ido D
Reviewed 26 September 2017

This is so beautiful. We hiked here early one morning as sun came up over beach with place to ourselves. We saw deer,egrets,herons,and a well fed coyote digging on the trails. Views are incredible. Don't miss!

Thank JeannineH-M
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Easy to see. Drive to end of road, park and view. One of a kind natural beauty. We enjoy eating picnic at tables facing ocean and rocks. Pickup crab sandwich down the road first. Birds love to eat your crumbs too. Hike all the way...More

Thank BoulderNut
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Love Bodega Head, but wish there were more barriers to keep people away from the cliffs! Scary to watch folks get too close! We have seen whales here before and a nice couple took our photo for us! Great place to see the best ocean/rock...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

We did the 3 mile loop and had some amazing views of the ocean. Check out the pictures. We got excellent directions from Bodega Bay Lodge.

2  Thank MaryCath
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

During a recent trip to Santa Rosa, I had an opportunity to get out to Bodega Head one evening. It was extremely windy, which provided waves for some interesting photographs. The evening light was incredible. Because I was in a business suit and wearing dress...More

1  Thank mnryno
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6 April 2016|
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Response from Jimksatx_11 | Reviewed this property |
Coming from the town heading out that way there was a few beaches before you got to the Head on the Bay Side and then on the Oceanside there were many children on the one beach down from the head there was a fairly steep... More
Treasure D
19 August 2015|
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Response from LIbertySpinner | Reviewed this property |
I did not take a dog that day and so did not look. In earlier times the dog was allowed on a leash. I think the trails are rather delicate now and much of the vegetation at the lower levels has blown away.
30 December 2014|
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Response from sandycanna | Reviewed this property |
The parking lot has a few holes. But the viewing areas there are pretty easy and safe. There are trails on the hillside that power or beach wheel chairs could move on. But the view from the parking lot are real good.