Bodega Head, Bodega Bay

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Bodega Head is a small promontory on the Pacific coast of northern California in the United States. It is located in Sonoma County at, approximately 40 mi (64 km) northwest of San Francisco and approximately 20 mi (32 km) west of Santa Rosa.
The peninsula, which is approximately 4 mi (6.4 km) long and 1 mi (1.6 km) wide, emerges from the coast to the south. It shelters the shallow sandy Bodega Bay and the inner portion known as Bodega Harbor. Sonoma Coast State Beach comprises beaches and dunes along the south side of the promontory. The University of California, Davis runs an ongoing marine biology program at the Bodega Marine Laboratory. The laboratory is located on the grounds of Bodega Marine Reserve, which is part of the UC Natural Reserve System. The peninsula is considered a prime spot to observe the migration of whales. It is also one of the three points of the Red Triangle, a major feeding ground for great white sharks. A series of trails are a popular destination for recreational hiking.
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  • If your traveling California highway 101 at Bodega Bay be sure to visit Bodega Head. If it's Whale migration time a great place to watch  more »
  • Bodega Head is one of those magnificent places where you experience nature at its most majestic and powerful with no physical effort. You just drive to the parking lot, easily walk a very short, safe,...  more »
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  • Down by the seashore at Bodega Head, Bodega Bay, CA. Waves splashing, crashing, shaping the shoreline. Seabirds soaring, circling above. Sunsets painting the western horizon golden and pink. Bright sunshine and warm sand between your toes. The surf is dangerous for those daring to stick there feet in the oncoming waves the sculpt the shoreline at Bodega Head. Even with inland temperatures at 3 digits the brisk Pacific Ocean afternoon wind chills to the bone the poor souls forgetting to bring a warm jacket.
  • Beautiful spot for hiking and spotting whales on their migrations north in the spring and south in the fall.

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