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Now Is the Time to Experience Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary

There’s no argument that we’ve recently been going through difficult, stressful times. If you are looking for the perfect rehabilitative getaway, we can’t think of a better place than Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary located in Freestone, California. Located in scenic Sonoma County, Osmosis is well known for its unique Cedar Enzyme Bath, the rejuvenating massages,…
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What’s Open and What’s Not

The following information is from https://socoemergency.org/ On July 13, 2020, the state of California issued new restrictions for Sonoma County and counties across the state in an effort to slow the recent rapid spread of COVID-19 statewide. These new restrictions require the closures of indoor gyms and fitness centers, hair salons, worship services, malls, and…
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Sonoma County beaches to open

From the Santa Rosa Press Democrat (June 2, 2020): Sonoma County’s coastline is finally opening up, its beaches and trails beckoning inland visitors for the first time formally since health officials imposed stay-home orders back in March. Sonoma County’s Doran, Stillwater and Gualala Point regional parks, including parking areas and restrooms, will reopen to the…
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Whale Migration Bodega Bay

Giants Migrate Along the Sonoma Coast at Bodega Bay   The epic migration of whales peaks from January through May, but is visible during much of the year. Each year gray and blue whales travel south from the Chukchi Sea near Alaska and down to Baja California for winter, then back north for the summer…
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UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory

Want to add a little science to your visit to Bodega Bay? Do you have a budding Marine Scientist in your family? Consider including a trip to the Bodega Marine Laboratory (BML) in your Bodega Bay experience. If you are a person interested in the oceans and their importance to our lives, visiting BML will…
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Discover Bodega

As you head west along Bodega Highway five miles past Freestone, you will find yourself in a pastoral expanse of coastal northern California. As the road gently slopes down to the valley, the speed limit drops to 25 mph and warmly greeting you is the well painted, brightly colored "Welcome to Bodega" sign. The surrounding…
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Bodega Bay Bike Rides

Do you love to ride a bike? It's a wonderful way to see Bodega Bay and the surrounding area. Bike through the famous Bodega Harbor and view all of the sailboats and beautiful beaches to Bodega Head. From there you can hike mostly easy, flat trails and view one of the most beautiful coastlines in…
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Bodega Bay Camping

With so many activities and things to explore and enjoy in Bodega Bay you’ll need several days to even begin to experience all the area has to offer. Long sandy beaches below rugged headlands, a craggy coastline with natural arches and secluded coves make Sonoma Coast State Park one of California's most scenic attractions. If…
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Let’s Go Fishing!

Recently I visited Bodega Bay and was struck by the number of fishing boats in the Marina.  It got me thinking about what types of fish the boats go out for and what opportunities there are to charter a boat.  A little research taught me that the boats go out for a wide variety of…
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Bodega Bay Community Farmers Market ~ Memorial Day Sunday thru October

Sundays ~ 10:00 am to 2:00 pm – Behind the Community Center. Formed to provide residents of Bodega Bay and surrounding communities with fresh, locally grown products and to provide farmers with a venue to sell their farm fresh products directly to the consumers. Memorial Day until the end of October the open-air BBCFM thrives…
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Local Coastal Plan Photo Contest

Permit Sonoma is holding a photo contest to highlight the beautiful Sonoma Coast in preparation for publication of the updated draft Sonoma County Local Coastal Plan. Photo Contest Details Timeline Submission Start: June 1, 2019 Submission End: July 12, 2019 Pre-Screening Review Period End: July 19, 2019 Final Review Period End: July 31, 2019 Winner…
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Faces of Bodega Bay

Faces of Bodega Bay is a photojournalistic record of the people of our small town: school kids, surfers, shop owners, fishermen, restaurant workers; the whole gamut of people who live and work in Bodega Bay and make it the wonderful community that it is. Sonoma County photographer John Hershey pairs his “environmental portraits”, which portray…
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Salmon season reopens May 18

The sport king salmon season reopens tomorrow, Saturday, off the Sonoma Coast after a three-week respite. It will stay open until October 31. All indications are that it will take up in excellent form as it was when it was temporarily closed. Capt. Rick Powers, of the Bodega Bay Sportsfishing, is taking reservations for his…
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Gray whales starving, washing up dead in the SF Bay and coast

Exhausted, emaciated gray whales are going belly up along the coast of San Francisco this year at a rate seen only once — during a two-year period 20 years ago — since whaling was banned and the leviathans were pulled from the brink of extinction. The death toll, part of a disturbing mass die-off from…
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Endangered White Abalone Program Yields Biggest Spawning Success Yet

Millions of Eggs Bring Program 1 Step Closer to Saving Species he Bodega Marine Laboratory’s white abalone program has millions of new additions following its most successful spawning ever at the University of California, Davis, facility. Three out of nine recently collected wild white abalone spawned last week, as did seven of 12 captive-bred white…
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