A Serene Escape on the Bay
Beautiful Bodega Bay is located 90 minutes north of San Francisco in Coastal Sonoma County. Quiet and serene, Bodega Bay appeals to anyone seeking a restful wine country experience. This fishing village has grown into a tourist destination, offering fresh seafood restaurants, vacation rentals, and coastal views. Situated 5 miles inland, the tiny town of Bodega is home to a historic general store and schoolhouse.
The towns of Bodega and Bodega Bay are an ideal destination for those seeking to get away and unplug from urban life. Famously one of the filming locations of Alfred Hitchcock’s film “The Birds”, Bodega offers ample opportunity for bird-watching as this part of the coast is on the migratory path north for many land and sea birds. Bodega Bay is rife with other outdoor activities such as hiking, tidepooling, fishing, and even whale-watching. The 1.7 mile walking trail at Bodega Head has stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and designated whale-watching viewing spots. After a day of communing with nature, foodies will delight in the culinarily offerings—the area is resplendent with fare fresh from the ocean and the surrounding countryside.
Check into the Inn at the Tides for a rustic, yet elegant stay close to the bay. Take in the beautiful ocean views while relaxing in your room, then head down to Gourmet Au Bay, the Sonoma Coast’s only waterside wine bar and tasting room. Sit back and sip a glass of wine and enjoy the view from the waterfront deck. For a stay in a fully-furnished house, check out Sea Ranch Escape’s extended stay vacation home rentals in the area. After enjoying the coastal beauty, end the day with a visit to Terrapin Creek Cafe & Restaurant for a memorable farm-to-table meal.
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