Go Explore: Bodega Bay

Where to Go

Bodega Bay is a picturesque fishing village on the Sonoma Coast that offers the perfect respite from the summer heat. The bay is protected by the Bodega Head, which shelters the Bodega Harbor from the Pacific Ocean and creates beautiful beaches and coves to discover. Between exploring the coast, camping and trying out the regional cuisine, Bodega Bay offers plenty of things to do.

Where to Stay

The Bodega Bay Dunes Campground is part of the Sonoma Coast State Beach and offers 103 campsites for you to enjoy. The campground’s amenities include picnic tables, fire rings, restrooms, showers, drinking water and RV sanitation. The site itself is also pet-friendly; you just can’t take Fido along to the beaches for a swim.

What to Explore

This coastal escape offers plenty to experience. Near the Dunes Campground site is Salmon Creek Beach, where a lagoon forms as sand closes the mouth of Salmon Creek. Nearly two miles of unbroken, scenic, sandy beach make this an excellent place for surf fishing, beachcombing, relaxing in your portable hammock and picnicking. You can also take a tour of the area’s various trails on foot or horseback, if you’re feeling extra adventurous. Afterward, head over to a fish market in Bodega Bay to pick up some Tomales Bay oysters and bring them back to camp to cook with our Aww Shucks Oyster Recipe.