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Johnson's Beach

16217 First St, Bottom of Church Street, Guerneville, CA 95446-8809
+1 707-869-2022
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Summer day at Johnsons' Beach.

Have been to Johnson's Beach in the past, but usually for triathlon events. So, it was nice to go... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Joseph C
Few Hours to Spend Here at Most

So there are a few things to do here. The had kayak and canoe rentals here. There's also places... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Timothy Y
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Redwood City, California
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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 majestic redwoods, it is the ideal spot for lounging and playing along the cool current of the Russian River. Johnson's fun, family-friendly beach has something for everyone. The roped-off kiddie pool allows toddlers and beginning swimmers to enjoy the river safely, and the summer dam provides deeper waters for more adventurous swimmers. For the ultimate in kicking back or playing on the water, inner tubes are our biggest crowd-pleasers. They can be rented for a whole day of floating, spinning, and splashing. We also rent boats for extra river fun and exploration, plus umbrellas and beach chairs so you can recline in shaded comfort. Our snack bar serves affordable traditional summer favorites like burgers, hot dogs, and ice cream. And you can top off your lunch with a frosty cold beer from our Boathouse while kicking back in a beach chair and listening to oldies streaming from the speakers.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“russian river” (24 reviews)
“snack shack” (5 reviews)
“jazz fest” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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16217 First St, Bottom of Church Street, Guerneville, CA 95446-8809
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Have been to Johnson's Beach in the past, but usually for triathlon events. So, it was nice to go and relax and enjoy the slow moving Russian River. Rented kayaks and paddled up the river. It wasn't too crowded, but there were others out on...More

Thank Joseph C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So there are a few things to do here. The had kayak and canoe rentals here. There's also places to just lounge along the shore and it's calm enough for kids to play in the water. The beach was pretty rocky though, so it was...More

Thank Timothy Y
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Johnson's beach on July 4th. It was fairly crowded with lots of people floating, canoeing, lounging on the beach or swimming. You can get Kayak, canoe and paddle boat rentals right at the beach: $20 for an hour or $50 for the...More

Thank Dhwani P
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Dan P, Owner at Johnson's Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you had a good. Hope you'll be back again soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a very nice snacker area, and the kids who ran the snack bar are friendly and greet children with enthusiasm.

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

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Dan P, Owner at Johnson's Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope you'll be back again soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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!

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

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

Thank georgiegirl1_11
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 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?

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DanJBR, Owner at Johnson's Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

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

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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 10 September 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
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