View of the rocky coast and the ocean from Bodega Head, CA.

1 Hour to the Coast: Exploring Bodega Bay, CA

Did you know that Sausalito is just one short hour away from the coastal town of Bodega Bay? This past weekend we had a beautiful afternoon full of clear skies, whales, and BBQ oysters. 

Bodega Head

Our first stop on Saturday was Bodega Head which is a rocky headland that forms the entrance into Bodega Harbor. The parking can be a little tough but the views are definitely worth the wait. The high cliffs coupled with the clear weather offered excellent viewpoints of the coast. We even saw a few whales offshore! 

While we didn’t have time this trip, Bodega Head also acts as a trailhead to several coastal hikes. You can read more about the different trails and trail difficulty levels here.

Town of Bodega

Bodega Bay can be very crowded on the weekends! You will notice that depending on the time of day the lines for local seafood can be quite long. But if you travel just a few minutes outside of Bodega Bay to the little town of Bodega you can escape the crowds and still have incredible food without the long waits. One of our go-to spots is the Casino Bar and Grill. This 135-year-old tavern and pool bar is easy to spot as it neighbors the 1859 Saint Teresa of Avila Church made famous by Alfred Hitchcock’s movie, ‘The Birds.’ The menu is constantly changing as are the many talented local chefs who love to cook there.

Despite COVID-19 bar/indoor seating restrictions, you can still order delicious take out food. We ordered a dozen BBQ oysters and they did not disappoint! 

To read more about the Casino Bar and Grill check out this awesome article we found on here.


Until next time, Bodega Bay!

It was a quick trip but with a destination like Bodega Bay just one hour away, there are zero excuses not to spend a Saturday afternoon on the coast! And the best part was we didn’t have to spend the whole day in the car because there is so much to be explored right in our backyard!

Torben Yjord-Jackson is pictured sailing. He is wearing a white jacket and the Golden Gate Bridge is pictured in the background.

Torben Yjord-Jackson
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Call or text (415) 259-8088

Interested in learning more about Torben? Check out his bio HERE!

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