Top things to do

Beach in Sonoma Coast State Beach

Goat Rock

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.
Beach in Sonoma Coast State Beach

Shell Beach

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

Schoolhouse Beach

A very pleasant beach with parking (but no other facilities), can be prone to riptides so swimmers should take care.
Beach in Sonoma Coast State Beach

Duncan’s Landing

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

Salmon Creek Beach

Situated around a lagoon, with two miles of hiking and good waves for surfing.
Beach in Sonoma Coast State Beach

Portuguese Beach

Very easy to access; sheltered coves between rocky outcroppings.