Duncan’s Landing

Coastal Highway 1

Small boats unload near this rocky headland in the morning. A good place to spot wildflowers in the spring.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Coastal Highway 1 attractions

2. Shell Beach

1.69 MILES

Just south of the small town of Jenner, a boardwalk and trail leads out to a stretch perfect for tide-pooling and beachcombing.

3. Schoolhouse Beach

1.71 MILES

A very pleasant beach with parking (but no other facilities); can be prone to riptides so swimmers should take care.

4. Salmon Creek Beach


Situated around a lagoon, with 2 miles of hiking and good waves for surfing.

5. Goat Rock

3.61 MILES

Famous for its colony of harbor seals, lazing in the sun at the mouth of the Russian River. Noted for its mystical-looking rock archway, as well.

6. Ren Brown Collection Gallery

4.65 MILES

The renowned collection of modern Japanese prints and California works at this small gallery is a tranquil escape from the elements. Check out the…

7. Bodega Marine Laboratory & Reserve

5.42 MILES

Run by University of California (UC) Davis, this spectacularly diverse teaching and research reserve surrounds the research lab, which has studied Bodega…

8. Grove of the Old Trees

5.53 MILES

Outside Occidental and up on a ridge off Fitzpatrick Lane, Grove of the Old Trees is a peaceful, 28-acre forest of old-growth redwoods. The forest and its…