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Bodega Head

Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
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A beautiful sea sighting with a one-hour easy trail to discover a wind-swept place. Plants are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Papeete, French Polynesia
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Bodega Head Hike

This hike is incredible!! We really enjoyed seeing wildlife especially: crows/ravens & hawks... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Paul D
Woodland, California
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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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Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A beautiful sea sighting with a one-hour easy trail to discover a wind-swept place. Plants are adapted to this bare and hostile environment in winter. Go in the morning to enjoy it at its best.

Thank Maesy2014
Reviewed 6 days ago

This hike is incredible!! We really enjoyed seeing wildlife especially: crows/ravens & hawks (fighting) , deer, seals, cormorants, ... "No dogs allowed" means, "no dogs allowed", because of protecting the wildlife!

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was so beautiful and the weather was perfect. I wish we had an earlier start so we could have hiked a bit more. Lots of wildlife and you can hear the seals on their island.

Thank Alexandra H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We never miss the hike at the Bodega Head. It's an easy flat hike with 360 degree view of the ocean. Simply beautiful!

Thank lindahau
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked the entire circuit and, where possible, broke from the main path to walk nearer the cliffs' edges. The barking of the seals drew us at one point. We never say them since the cliffs plunge precipitously. The views back towards the bay are...More

Thank CharlesSMC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great 1.9 mile hike on a loop trail with spectacular scenery of the Bay. Saw 8 deer near the parking lot. Lots of wild flowers near the trail.

Thank Sylvia D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bodega Head, the drive out and the Crab Shack on the way is a great way to spend an afternoon at the Coast, but it has been ruined on weekends in the summer by tourism. A line of people standing out in the street to...More

1  Thank Vivian H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked this easy trail with our family of teens. It had great views of the rocky coast and beautiful vegetation around it. I highly recommend exploring this area.

Thank Carpe_Diem_Semper_00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a little unclear whether dogs are allowed based on other's recent reviews. But it was very clear at Bodega Head - dogs are not allowed on any of the trails leading out from the parking lot.

Thank 13stateswest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to visit. Lots of hiking trails, incredible views. Great for picnics. Close to many casual lunch places, particularly seafood restaurants. A very enjoyable, relaxing place to spend an afternoon.

Thank T6255EDcatherines
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6 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
Treasure D
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.
30 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.