Welcome to Coastal Sonoma
Rugged, dramatic, and scenic, the 55 miles of Coastal Sonoma make for a stunning drive and relaxing stay. There are 17 miles of beaches and coastal bluffs, many regional parks, and hiking, camping, and picnicking opportunities. A year-round paradise, this area is blanketed in wildflowers throughout the spring and blessed with cool ocean breezes and mild temperatures for most of the year. Great restaurants and wineries allow visitors and residents to savor the sights and flavors of this panoramic vista.
What to Love
- Breathtaking views
- Many miles of beaches and coastal bluffs
- An array of regional parks filled with opportunities for hiking and camping
People & Lifestyle
Life in Coastal Sonoma is undoubtedly laid back. Many residents here are retirees, but some families and young professionals also live along the coast. Either way, all inhabitants here make the most of the area’s peaceful environment.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Waterfront dining options abound in Coastal Sonoma. Local favorites include The Tides Wharf Restaurant
, an oceanfront eatery specializing in local seafood; The Boat House
, where the catch of the day is hauled in straight from the water; and the Spud Point Crab Company
, which offers picnic-style seating and take-out.
Things to Do
Regional and state parks are many in Coastal Sonoma. At Bird Walk Coastal Access Trail, you’ll find a myriad of wildlife and thousands of bird species. The Ocean Overlook at Bodega Head is a prime whale-watching spot from January until April.
Beautiful scenery is the star of Kortum Trail and nearby Wright’s and Blind Beach. At Fort Ross State Historic Park, a former Russian colony established in 1812, you can sit in on presentations about Russian-era buildings, neighborhoods, agriculture, and trade.