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Sonoma Coast State Beach

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Address: HIghway 1, Between Jenner and Bodega Bay, Sonoma, CA
Phone Number: +1 707-875-3483
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A state park and beach recommended for fishing, walking and picnicking.

A state park and beach recommended for fishing, walking and picnicking.

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Sonoma Coast State Beach

One of the nice wide beaches along the coast. Stopped to see the sunset. A nice spot in Sonoma to walk around.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

One of the nice wide beaches along the coast. Stopped to see the sunset. A nice spot in Sonoma to walk around.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Beautiful shoreline, clean beaches. Regret not making every beach point. Not enough time. Traffic was a little congested with road repairs, really on a SAT?

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New Providence, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Breath taking view along Hwy 1. Nice beach under cliff. However you will need to hike down. The temperature is lower near ocean. Many people just sat there enjoy the view. Parking lots were full and many people parked on the side of highway during Indian summer. Specular view of rocky point to the north with wide sandy beach.

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We made this drive from Sonoma up and back the same day. It's incredibly beautiful. The drive requires patience and a skilled driver. Don't rush this allow time to enjoy at a reasonable pace. Wharf area and beach in Bodega really neat to see. The town of Jenner - quaint and beautiful.

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Woodland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This place is absolutely breathtaking. If you love the ocean or just need a spot to reflect, then this is a must visit. Located south of Jenner, CA off of Highway 1. There are trails which take you along the coastline as well as down to the beach. No bikes or dogs allowed on the trail, but I occasionally saw... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

My husband and I enjoyed a full day walking around the cliffs and watching the waves at Sonoma State Beach. The view up and down the coast is breathtaking, I couldn't get enough.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The Coastal views were breathtakingly stunning, lots to see and photograph, the road easy to traverse

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Placitas, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

As is the case on much of the California coastal roads the views are gorgeous and worth taking the extra time to stop and take a look. Some nice trails in this State Park as well.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Great state park! Sites have good spacing. Pay showers are fine - you'll need $1 bills to purchase tokens. Beach was a fairly long walk from the park. Our site was good, but could have used more cleaning up in terms of weeds and grass.

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Loomis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Love this area, cool and foggy a lot of the time, which suits me fine, coming in from the hot summer weather of the valley. We stayed at Wright's Beach, fabulous small campground right on the beach. Shell Beach was fun to beach comb, though there isn't a lot to pick up.

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