Formerly known as Sonoma Coast State Beach, this park was reclassified in 2007 to reflect the increasing diversity of resources encompassed by its expanding boundaries. In addition to 17 miles of rugged coastline that stretches north from Bodega Head at the mouth of Bodega Bay to a few miles beyond Jenner, the park includes the Pomo Canyon and Willow Creek environmental campgrounds, a few miles inland. The latter borders the Willow Creek additition to the Park. Several shorter scenic hiking trails can be found at the extreme northern and southern extents of the park. These include Russian Gulch and the headland and bluff trails of North Jenner, in the north, and the Bodega Head and Horseshoe Cove Overlook trails in the south. Longer hikes include the 4-mile Kortum Trail from Blind Beach to Wright’s Beach and the 3.5-mile trail from Shell Beach to Pomo Canyon campground (or 7 miles to Duncans Mills through the Willow Creek addition). Besides the two environmental campgrounds, two other developed campgrounds accessible directly from Highway 1, are located at Bodega Dunes and Wright’s Beach.
Dogs are not allowed on state beaches. Leashed dogs are allowed in campgrounds, picnic areas and parking areas.
Please check the Official Sonoma Coast State Park website for the most up-to-date park service reduction and temporary closure information.
Multiple distinct natural environments, including riparian, grasslands and forest (Willow Creek and Pomo Canyon), expansive sandy beaches and rocky bluffs, and exposed rocky headlands (Bodega Head), San Andreas Fault Rift Zone (Bodega Head)
Download the official Sonoma Coast State Park brochure/map (PDF)
Map credit: California State Parks