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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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Ginochio’s Kitchen on Bay Flat Road

Welcome to Ginochio’s Kitchen located at 1410 Bay Flat Road in beautiful Bodega Bay offering stunning views of the Bay from our indoor seating and outdoor patio. Once you walk in, you will feel the family love for cooking delicious and amazing food. GK is casual & comfortable smells of baking pastries or bread, meat…
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How Bodega Bay got its name

Bodega Bay is named for Don Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra. The name “Bodega” probably refers to an ancestor who worked in a wine cellar or warehouse, two meanings of the Spanish word. Born in Peru in 1743, Bodega traveled to Spain as a young man to enter the Cadiz Naval Academy. Returning…
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World Water Day Sonoma Coast Cleanup

In honor of World Water Day, we invite you to a day of stewardship and fun on the Sonoma Coast. Help remove the debris and garbage brought to our beaches by this year’s floods. Volunteers, please arrive no later than 10am to check in, sign a waiver, and listen to a brief orientation talk. Organizers,…
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7th Annual Hitchcock Film Festival – March 23rd

Tickets are available HERE. Movies & Showtimes: 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.: The Birds Director Alfred Hitchcock's thriller centers on a California coastal town under avian assault. Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette, Jessica Tandy, Veronica Cartwright 3:30 p.m.: Psycho A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks…
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The Hiker’s hip pocket Guide to the Mendocino Coast—4th Edition

The Hiker's hip pocket Guide to the Mendocino Coast—4th Edition ($17.50) by Bob Lorentzen Now with 32,000 copies sold, our most popular book details all public trails on and near the coast between Gualala/Sea Ranch in northwestern Sonoma County and Chemise Mountain on the southern Lost Coast. Thirty-two years after our first edition, a wealth…
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