Bodega Bay Activities

Bodega Bay is centrally located along the dramatic Sonoma Coast. It’s close to many other popular destinations, including the wine country, the Russian River, and Pt. Reyes. There are dozens of activities available to you right in Bodega Bay including walking the dozens of scenic beaches, whale watching, sport fishing, clamming, surfing, boogie boarding, windsurfing, kayaking, golfing, antique shopping, enjoying fresh seafood, or just relaxing and enjoying the view! Our Bodega Bay Vacation Rental is a perfect retreat after a busy day of sightseeing, or to just hang back and enjoy the wildlife in front of the house. Or a little bit of both.

Listed below are some of our favorite activities. Enjoy planning your Bodega Bay Vacation!



48 miles


27 miles

Pt. Reyes Station

32 miles

Russian River

11 miles

San Francisco

68 miles


15 miles


40 miles

Water Activities

The Boat House

Sport Fishing and Whale Watching
1445 Highway 1, Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay Kayak

Rental and Lessons
1580 Eastshore Rd., Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay Pro Dive

Equipment Rental
1275 Highway 1, Bodega Bay
(Next to Diekmann’s Bay Store)

Hagemann Ranch Trout Farm

Enjoy trout fishing on a 219 acre sheep and cattle ranch, Bodega Bay

Oceanic Society

Whale Watching with Expert Naturalists
Bodega Bay

Will’s Fishing Adventures

Sport Fishing and Whale Watching
1580 Eastshore Rd., Bodega Bay

Horseback Riding

Chanslor Horse Ranch

2660 Highway 1, Bodega Bay

Leadership and Horses

Valley Ford, CA 94972


Bodega Harbour Golf Links

Championship course overlooking the ocean
21301 Heron Drive, Bodega Bay

Adobe Creek Golf Course

Championship golf course etched into the hills of Petaluma
1901 Frates Rd., Petaluma

Bennett Valley Golf Course

A Non-Profit created to promote and conserve the true spirit of the game
3300 Yulupa Avenue, Santa Rosa

Oakmont Golf Club

Two family-friendly courses surrounded by picturesque mountains and lakes
7025 Oakmont Drive, Santa Rosa
707- 539-0415

Rooster Run Golf Club

Located in the heart of Petaluma’s dairy country, surrounded by scenic vineyards
2301 E. Washington, Petaluma

Tayman Park Municipal Golf Course

Scenic public course is located in heart of the wine country
927 S Fitch Mountain Rd, Healdsburg



Massage – Facials – Enzyme Bath
209 Bohemian Hwy, Freestone

Olive Oil Tasting

McEvoy Ranch

McEvoy Ranch in Petaluma is a fun addition to traditional wine tasting tours!
Their extra virgin olive oil is a must see / taste for those who love olive oil!
(866) 617-6779


The Boat House

Fresh Seafood – Eat-in or Take-out
1445 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay

Blue Water Bistro

Features local produce and seafood
21301 Heron Drive, Bodega Bay

Casino Bar and Grill

Roadhouse Saloon
17000 Bodega Hwy, Bodega
(6 miles south of Bodega Bay)
(707) 876-3185

Dinucci’s Italian Dinners

Family style Italian seafood & steak. Closed Tuesday & Wednesday.
Highway 1, Valley Ford
(707) 876-3260

The Dog House

Hot Dogs and Hamburgers
Next to the Post Office, Bodega Bay
(707) 875- 2441

Duck Club

Award-winning cuisine, elegant setting
At Bodega Bay Lodge

The Inn At The Tides

Sonoma-Continental Cuisine
Wednesday – Sunday

Lucas Wharf

Waterfront Dining
595 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay

River’s End Restaurant & Inn

Perched on Highway 1 overlooking the Russian River entering the Pacific ocean! Seasonal hours; call for schedule.
Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
11048 Hwy 1, Jenner
(707) 865-2484

Sandpiper Restaurant & Café

1400 Highway One, Bodega Bay

Terrapin Creek Cafe

A vibrant coastal cuisine using local & organic ingredients
1580 Eastshore Road, Bodega Bay

Spud Point Crab

Fresh crab, catch of the day, coffee, sandwiches and incredible clam chowder!
1860 West Shore Road, Bodega Bay

Tides Wharf

Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
835 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay


Bird Watching

Bodega Bay is one of the best birding spots in Sonoma County. Madrone Audubon organizes many birding trips to Bodega Bay, including Walkabouts, Field Trips and Beginners Bird Walks.

Safari West

Safari West is a wildlife preserve where over 400 exotic birds and animals roam free and the whole family can experience these animals in their natural habitat.
Santa Rosa, CA
1 (800) 616-2695


Tomales Bakery

European style breads and breakfast pastries made with local organic ingredients when possible.
27000 Highway One, Tomales

Wild Flour Bakery

Organic breads and rolls–all delicious and baked in brick ovens.
140 Bohemian Hwy, Freestone


Candy & Kites

Kites – Spinners – Salt Water Taffy
1415 Coast Highway 1, Bodega Bay

Second Wind Kites

Kites – Toys – Sweets – Fun
1805 Coast Highway 1, Bodega Bay
707-875-WIND (9463)

Art Galleries

Local Color Artist Gallery

1580 Eastshore Rd.,Bodega Bay

Dodrill Gallery

17175 Bodega Hwy, Bodega

Artisan’s Co-op

17135 Bodega Hwy, Bodega

Bodega Landmark Studio

17255 Bodega Hwy, Bodega

Branscomb Gallery

1588 Eastshore Road
Bodega Bay, CA

Heritage Art Gallery

1580 Eastshore Road, Suite K
Bodega Bay

The Ren Brown Gallery

1781 Coast Highway One
Bodega Bay

There are many more art galleries and antique stores nearby Occidental, Healdsburg, Napa, and Sonoma

Cheese Tours

Bellwether Farms

Artisan creamery, tours by appointment
9999 Valley Ford Rd., Petaluma

Cow Girl Creamery

Artisan and farmstead cheeses. Take a tour, and check out their extensive library of cheeses to learn even more!
80 Fourth Street
Point Reyes Station

Spring Hill Jersey Cheese

All natural cheese
4235 Spring Hill Rd., Petaluma

Sonoma Marin Cheese Tour

Download this map to Sonoma and Marin
local artisan cheesemakers!

Sonona Beaches & Parks

Sonoma County Beaches

Visit dozens of scenic beaches throughout Sonoma County!

Sonoma County Parks

There are 34 State Parks in Sonoma County. Have fun exploring! Map download.


Farmers Market Schedule

10 Farmers Markets are available within a 30 minute drive!

Diekmann’s Bay Grocery Store

Groceries, Great Pizza & Deli
1275 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay

Pacific West Seafood

Fresh seafood right at the dock
Ask us for details & directions!

Pelican Plaza Grocery

Gourmet Groceries, Sandwiches, Cheese & Wine
1400 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay

Tomales Bay Oyster Farm

Eat-In or Take-Out
Oysters, Mussels, Clams
15479 Highway One, Marshall

Wine Tasting

Gourmet au Bay

Enjoy their famous “wine surfing”…. where you’ll enjoy 3 two-ounce tastes served on a mini surfboard! Or let them help you choose from over 200 California wines they carry!
913 Coast Highway One
Bodega Bay
(707) 875-9875

Freestone Vineyards

Guest Center and Tasting Rooms
12747 El Camino Bodega
(707) 874-1010

Sonoma Wineries

There are dozens of wineries within an hour…have fun exploring!
Wineries Map PDF

Russian River Wine Road

Encompasses Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and the Russian River Valley and includes over 120 wineries!

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