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Bodega Head

Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
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Stunning views - worth a quick stop or hours of contemplation

The drive to Bodega Head offer glimpses of the incredible beauty, and once you get there you know... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hudson, WI
Beautiful ocean vistas

Lots of turn-offs to look over the cliffs out to the ocean. Surfer area. Rugged coastline. Can... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beamsville, Canada
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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” (47 reviews)
“whale watching” (19 reviews)
Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive to Bodega Head offer glimpses of the incredible beauty, and once you get there you know it’s a special place. I saw whales & sea lions (or maybe they were seals?), cormorants, herons, pelicans, even deer. There are clear, safe paths for exploring...More

1  Thank stringsbysarah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of turn-offs to look over the cliffs out to the ocean. Surfer area. Rugged coastline. Can drive up Highway 1 forever, the views are incredible. Great for photo ops!

Thank ChassyT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cold, windy headland, spectacular hike. Walk among the seabirds, windswept vegetation with views of both the bay and the ocean. This is a must do while wandering along Highway 1.

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bodega Head is easy to get to and the trail is easy with no large elevation changes. The views from many points on the trail are fabulous, both on the ocean side and the harbor side. For windy or rainy days, make sure you bring...More

1  Thank SkateSand
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Just take a short drive out the point and you can see the pacific ocean .and on the drive down you can see town ..

Thank 153jayner
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Worth a visit to see the fields, the sea and the rock front. Takes a while to drive but quite a big place to do a trail. Glad i did that.

Thank Faith F
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Leisurely walk with lots of birds, seals and the occasional deer.Followed around the loop with lovely views of the ocean as well as flora and fauna.

Thank Travelmorejoy
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This is a lovely spot to go for a short stroll or a longer hike, but it can be quite windy. Great views of the ocean and bay.

Thank wandering-tattler
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Not to be hike on any clear and relatively calm wind day. Views of the coastal cliff are magnificent. Various marine birds and mammals nearly always visible. High reward for modest efforts.

Thank CaliforniaWaveSlave
Reviewed 25 October 2017

As a resident of the gulf coast, Houston TX, we know all too well the Houston summers, especially in late August can become insufferable. Bodega bay is a wonderful get away. Not very difficult to get to and miles and miles away from the heat...More

1  Thank Harry M
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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.