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Address: Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
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A rugged and recommended whale-watching promontory along the California...

A rugged and recommended whale-watching promontory along the California coast.

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Beautiful in all types of weather

In the fall and spring watch the pods of whales migrate by. Trails in all directions are easy with constant views. You can easily get down to a beach. The sounds from the fog... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the fall and spring watch the pods of whales migrate by. Trails in all directions are easy with constant views. You can easily get down to a beach. The sounds from the fog horn, seals, and crashing waves are wonderful. Dogs are allowed on leashes. There are a few picnic tables dotted around and public outhouses at the large... More 

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Escondido, California
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

This is a must visit if you're in the area. The ocean views and rolling hills are just gorgeous. Be sure to hike the trails to really enjoy the scenery. Right now there are a ton of wildflowers on the green hills. We even saw deer. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Great view of the ocean from Bodega Head. The beach was a bit difficult to get to as the stairway was not in great shape so don't attempt to get down unless in decent shape. Very relaxing though. A group of people were whale watching from the higher spots if you are into that.

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Morgan Hill, California
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Wonderful place to park your car and walk or just look out at the ocean. Love to just watch the water. Really worth it! A real California adventure.

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is a great place to see the rugged coast and do some hiking. There are nice trails up and down the rolling hills beyond the cliffs. The trails are well maintained and easy to walk on. The views at the top of the hills are awesome!

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Wonderful and interesting easy walking trails, outstanding views, and a terrific place to visit for whale watching. Did see a few younger folks who thought climbing down some of the cliffs would be fun, but it wasn't long before they realized the great danger of doing so.

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Really a nice place to visit. You can see the sun set over the ocean. Nice trail to burn off some wine and cheese. Trail path is narrow. Safe for small children, so long as you hold their hand. Self guided. Very peaceful. Couple of rest benches along the walk. Takes about 30-45 mins to walk, stop, and take a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

We stopped here for a brief respite on our road trip and it was so beautiful we really didnt want to leave.

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Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

This place is just wonderful. We visit often and have seen whales close in during the spring migration. It can be really chilly and windy so a sweatshirt is in order.

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St Louis
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Great views and a lot og nice trails. Stay away on the weekends way to crowded. A must see if you are in the area. Might even see a whale offshore if you are lucky.

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