More Bodega Bay activities

There are so many activities for visitors. See what things your host recommends to do, in and around this coastal town.

Less than 10 miles away

Surfing
Great surfing spots for both beginners (Doran Beach, 1 mile away) and advanced (Salmon Creek, 4 miles away) surfers.
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Bodega Bay Surf Shack can help you learn more about conditions and assist with rentals.
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Bird watching
(1 mile)
Excellent bird-watching along a saltwater marsh just north of Doran Regional Park.
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Kite flying
(1 mile)
Doran Beach is the perfect kite flying location and also has a Castles & Kites Festival in May each year.

Spa
(1 mile)
A stress-melting spa treatment at the Bodega Bay Lodge.
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Dungeness Crab
(1 mile)
The season runs from November to June. The options are limitless. Pick them up off the beach, or buy a crab pot and catch one yourself. Maybe charter a boat (see the section on fishing), or buy one from the local market. Of course, you can eat one at any local restaurant. But that’s too easy.

Wine tasting
(2 miles)
Enjoy the beauty of the Sonoma Coast while sipping on limited production wines.
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Kayaking
(3 miles)
Bodega Bay is so serene and offers some of the best kayaking north of Monterey, California.
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Fishing
(3 miles)
On the beach, jetty, or access via a boat ramp located at Westside Regional Park will get you out on the bay where the fish are always biting.

Sea fishing
(4 miles)
Catch as much fish as you can by chartering a fishing boat to take you out to the best spots.
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Lake fishing
(4 miles)
Visit the family friendly trout farm at Hagemann Ranch for an easier catch.
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Chowder Day
(4 miles)
Tour restaurants, taste chowder, vote, and get prizes at this fun coastal event in January.

Horse riding
(4 miles)
Trail rides on a beautiful cattle ranch in Bodega Bay and the scenic Sonoma Coast beach.
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Whale watching
(6 miles)
At Bodega Head there is an easily accessible high point from which to watch for whales.
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Between 10 – 39 miles away

Zip-lining
(15 miles)
A zip-lining adventure through the world famous California Coastal Redwoods at Sonoma Canopy Tours.
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Casino
(23 miles) – Slots, Blackjack, Baccarat and Poker. You’ll find more ways to play and win, or lose.
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Water Park
(25 miles) – The inflatable playground features floating slides, climbing walls, bridges, balance beams, jumps, and trampolines at Spring Lake.
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Safari Park
(33 miles)
Discover wildest Africa in the heart of wine country.
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Gardening
(36 miles)
See the stunning landscapes at Quarryhill Botanical Gardens, which hosts one of the largest collections of wild-collected Asian plants in the world.
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Between 40 – 60 miles away

Sonoma Raceway
(42 miles)
Road course and drag strip located on the landform known as Sears Point.
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Cooking
(49 miles)
Sauté, sear and savor like a true epicurean at a world-class culinary school.
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Plane tours
(55 miles)
Explore the splendor of Tomales Bay and San Francisco from the air.
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Supercar driving
Take a driving tour in a supercar at various scenic locations throughout the Bay area.
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Golden Gate Bridge
(59 miles)
Experience one of the Wonders of the Modern World. Construction finished in May 27, 1937. Possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world.
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