Bodega Bay, California
Discover sea-inspired solitude in Bodega Bay, California. Nestled on the eastern side of Bodega Harbor, Bodega Bay was once home to one of California's early Russian settlements known as Port Rumyantsev. Bodega Bay is the perfect access point to Tomales Bay, the Farallon Islands and Cordell Bank. Southwest of Bodega Harbor is the University of California Davis Bodega Marine Lab on Horseshoe Cove.
Scenic Bodega Bay & Point Reyes -Rocky ocean shores, white sandy beaches and winding streams. California's northern Pacific Ocean coast is an awe-inspiring destination for those seeking an escape into natural splendor. Our Sebastopol hotel is a short drive from Bodega Bay, a shallow five mile inlet located on the Pacific Ocean shores. Guests also enjoy easy access to the breathtaking Point Reyes National Seashore, where outdoor activities and picturesque beauty abound.
Point Reyes National Seashore -
A few miles south of Bodega Bay lies another natural treasure. Point Reyes National Seashore will astound visitors with 70,000 acres of rugged coastal landscape, diverse wildlife and rocky beaches. Stop at the Bear Valley Visitor Center then enjoy a full day of Point Reyes Peninsula exploration. Kayak along the shimmering ocean waters, or enjoy hiking, bird watching, backcountry camping or horseback riding
Point Reyes Lighthouse -
Built in 1870 in France, the Point Reyes Lighthouse helped sailors and fisherman navigate the rocky shores and reefs, especially during dense fog cover. Tour this National Historic Landmark for an insider's peek at the lantern room. With its unhindered views of the Pacific Ocean, the Point Reyes Lighthouse is the perfect place to spot majestic grey whales migrating south in mid-January.
Point Reyes & Bodega Bay Film Locations -
Point Reyes and Bodega Bay have both seen its fair share of Hollywood film action. Bodega Bay is best known for serving as the backdrop for Alfred Hitchcock's eerie 1963 horror classic, The Birds. The Point Reyes Lighthouse was used in John Carpenter's 1980 film, The Fog. Other films including The Pack, The Goonies, Puppet Master and Sleepwalkers featured Bodega Bay and the Point Reyes Peninsula in several scenes.