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Summer beach fun for 50 years!

Went here almost daily during summers in the 1970's, and glad to see it hasn't changed much. Still... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Los Angeles, California
Wedding photos

The photos were taken on the beach, not very comfortable, not really a beach but the views... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“russian river”(23 reviews)
“snack shack”(5 reviews)
“jazz fest”(4 reviews)
For nearly 100 years, Johnson's Beach has been a Guerneville summer tradition whose beauty, amenities, and hospitality make it a favorite destination for locals and visitors alike. With its spacious stretch of pebble beach and jagged blue skyline of...more
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16217 First St, Bottom of Church Street, Guerneville, CA 95446-8809
+1 707-869-2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here almost daily during summers in the 1970's, and glad to see it hasn't changed much. Still a great place to enjoy a day on the Russian River.

1  Thank NEvisitorfromCA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Relaxing and beautiful. Reasonable rentals for umbrella, kayaks, canoes and tubes to float on the lazy river. Snack Shack has good salads, burgers & milkshakes! Staff super friendly wanting everyone to have a good time!

1  Thank Jill A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The photos were taken on the beach, not very comfortable, not really a beach but the views lovely, nice background

Thank georgiegirl1_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little place that brings back childhood memories. Snack shack, kayak and canoe rentals - loud music. Nice setting. No real sand, all rocks. Plus ducks and glorious sunshine on the edge of a river. What’s not to like?

Thank TannednRested
DanJBR, Owner at Johnson's Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing your experience and for rating our operation. We appreciate the feedback. And happy you had a fun time. Come again soon.

Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

Rustic adorable cabins in a magical riverfront setting. Love its proximity to town and the laid back friendly feel!

Thank CourtneyBlunk
Reviewed September 10, 2017

It's a two day event, but I was at the Jazz Festival on Saturday (9/9/17). This was my 2nd time attending the jazz fest. but this time I ended up going solo, and I still had a blast! The weather was hot, but the beer...More

Thank La Donna S
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

This spot is really nice for hanging out. They have kayaks, paddle boards, canoes and Peddle boats. This is a very leisurely river so you can enjoy without a lot of wake so if you want to try kayaking or or paddle boarding for the...More

1  Thank Jana H
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

Fun to hire a kayak. Stone beach so shoes recommended. Good offerings of food in the snack bar. Friendly staff especially the guy with long hair working on the boats and bar.

1  Thank a9g
Reviewed August 19, 2017

I had my own gear and was looking for a friendly place to launch our paddle boards and found Johnson's Beach. For only $5 we got to park, find a cozy spot at the end of the beach/sand and paddle off for unlimited time. Didn't...More

1  Thank Lorraine K
Reviewed August 3, 2017

This is a big hunk of gravel without any sand. Super dusty from the cars in the parking lot right next to the "beach." I can't understand why people like to hang out here. This seems useful as an access point to the river, but...More

3  Thank Amy H
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Dawn R
June 13, 2018|
Response from DanJBR | Property representative |
I'm afraid dogs are not permitted on the property.