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Bodega Head

Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
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Beautiful scenic hike!

The most beautiful sea of wildflowers, amazing cliffside views, and great birdwatching!. Easy hike... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Overland Park, Kansas
Beautiful views

It's a short walk on an easy parh with beautiful ocean views. Look for the two unusual lighthouses... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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A rugged and recommended whale-watching promontory along the California coast.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The most beautiful sea of wildflowers, amazing cliffside views, and great birdwatching!. Easy hike perfect for all ages!

Thank bmcneile
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's a short walk on an easy parh with beautiful ocean views. Look for the two unusual lighthouses. Some people were fishing off the rocks and there are a few benches to sit and enjoy the view or have a picnic.

Thank Faith D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth the drive off of HW 1 (turn off just north of Bodega Bay); panoramic view of ocean; gorgeous walking trail above the cliffs. (can be windy so bring a coat)

Thank Spiffy4
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took a walk along the cliffs at Bodega Head. Views of the coastline were fantastic! It was an extremely easy walk from the parking lot. We walked about a mile but you can make the walk as long or short as you'd like.

Thank LoveRoadTrips2
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful views at Bodega Head. We took the car up to the parking lot and the views were amazing from all sides. Multiple walking paths to take. Definitely come here if you're in the area!

Thank Cattitude_561
Reviewed 6 days ago

Rocky cliffs, great views of the ocean... how adventurous do you want to get? You can hike down to the beach if you have a good paid of hiking shoes and don't mind a little rock climbing.

Thank CJ2020
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the California coast at its finest -- fabulous views, waves crashing against large rocks, vistas from on high, and trails that reveal majestic beauty as well as some wildlife. While we were there, we saw a great blue heron and an egret sitting...More

Thank AVLwriter
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are retired military and one of our duty stations was in Petaluma, about a 20-minute drive from Bodega Head. I took my camera and went exploring one day and fell in love with it! There are a few places to access the water, but...More

Thank R1559IUdonnaf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you find yourself anywhere near Bodega Bay, stop by the Sonoma Coast Visitor and ask for directions to Bodega Head. Easy hiking with more than spectacular views!! You'll see the Pacific Ocean on one side and Bodega Bay on the other. Spectacular is not...More

Thank epthomps83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful place to get out and see the beautiful Sonoma coastline. The trails are easy and get you right along the cliffs. Be careful! No guardrails! There are clean restrooms near the parking lot.

2  Thank DebbsDebbs
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7 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
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20 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.
31 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.