Bay Blog and News

Dillon Beach Resort’s new owners aim for ‘business as usual’

Dillon Beach Resort, mecca for dog owners with a mile-long canine-friendly ocean beach in Marin County, has been sold to new owners who intend to maintain “business as usual.” The resort, which dates back to the late 19th century, includes a general store, cafe and three rental cottages with ocean views that take in the…
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Whale Watching in Bodega Bay

Whale watching in Bodega Bay is very popular because there is an easily accessible high point from which to watch for whales at Sonoma Coast State Park. The park, at the Bodega Head, also provides nice restroom facilities, picnic opportunities, and other recreational opportunities to add to your whale watching adventure. Most any day thru…
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45th Annual Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival April 14-15th 2018

The Bodega Bay community will host its 45th Annual Fisherman’s Festival. The Festival is packed with events for people of all ages – craft booths, live music, good food, entertainment and more. A favorite attraction is the wine tasting booth featuring more than 25 Sonoma County wines and a beer booth with several local ales.…
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Sonoma Coast Wildflower Hike

Mar 31, 2018 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM A great opportunity to join naturalist Laura Morgan for a Wildflower Hike on Sonoma Coast. Park in the lot just south of Shell Beach, off Carlevaro Way, at 10 AM. The hike will go up to 3 miles north, to Blind Beach. Participants can hike as far…
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B-Rad Annual Beach Cleanup at Goat Rock – March 10th

We are honored to once again bring our amazing community together for the B-Rad Beach Cleanup. Over the past three years, this annual event has picked up over 5000 lbs of trash off our beloved Sonoma Coast. We will provide cleanup equipment but if possible bring gloves, a bucket, and a refillable water bottle. There will…
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Chowder Day 2018 – Spud Point Wins Again

Spud Point was again the "People's Choice" winner in the 2018 Chowder Day event in Bodega Bay. The "Critic's Choice" this year was Bluewater Bistro. Chowder Day Bodega Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Event. Photos Copyright John Hershey. The COMPLETE results and winners of this year's Chowder Day event can be found ---> HERE.
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10 Fascinating Facts About The Birds

AN AVIAN HOSPITAL WAS BUILT ON THE SET. Through a meticulous positive reinforcement process, animal handler Ray Berwick trained hundreds of live birds for use in Hitchcock’s movie. Most of these were wild-caught crows, ravens, seagulls, and sparrows. Berwick oversaw an entire bird-wrangling team whose members spent a huge amount of time corralling their feathered…
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Chowder Day – January 27, 2018

The 15th Annual Chowder Day in Bodega Bay will once again take you on a culinary tour of town. You'll spend the day tasting chowder and meeting chefs. Visit all the stops and you're eligible for an entry in a prize drawing! Trust us, you won't leave Bodega Bay hungry! Tickets go on sale December…
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Abalone diving banned next year to protect population on brink of collapse

Sport abalone diving in Northern California, a tradition going back generations, will not be allowed next year in the region because biologists say the state’s population is on the brink of collapse. Thursday’s decision came at a meeting of the California Fish and Game Commission in San Diego after a warning from scientists at the…
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Dungeness crab season opens for sport fishermen

The start of the recreational Dungeness crab season in California marks one of the busiest sport fishing days of the year in Bodega Bay, where campgrounds are full and people from all over California jostle for position at boat launches. “People get crab fever,” said Rick Powers, owner of Bodega Bay Sport Fishing Center who…
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Kayak fishing has strong following among Sonoma Coast anglers

Paddling from Ocean Cove on the Sonoma Coast north of Jenner, the kayak pulled a lure through the murky green water in hopes a Chinook salmon running to its natal stream would first latch onto the steel morsel. Out of the cove, about a mile to the northwest, the treeless and windswept Salt Point State…
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Amid devastating Wine Country fire, some evacuees find refuge at the beach

As acrid smoke billowed toward her Sonoma home this week, Annabelle Davis scooped up her beloved Labrador, “Shy,” and a few other belongings. But instead of fleeing to an emergency shelter, she sought refuge at a sparkling, quiet beach tucked away in a county park about an hour west. “The air was so thick everywhere else,”…
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