Located 6.7 miles from the Bodega Bay Beach Home is Bodega Head with the most stunning views and even better than the view is watching the Whales. In early May of 2017 our neighbors spotted 20 whales swimming off of Bodega Head with their tails making a big splash as onlookers marveled at the magnificent sight.
According to CoastalTraveler.com, “The number one spot for watching gray whales in Sonoma County has to be Bodega Head, the headland associated with Bodega Bay. Because of the topography of the land, this is the point where the gray whales tend to come the closest to shore. You can often watch the calves interacting with their Mothers which can lead to lots of exclamatory remarks if you happen to be standing in a crowd which can certainly happen on the weekends when hundreds of people migrate to this spot to watch the whales. Don’t be surprised if the whales start to intently watch all those people on the bluff as they are just as curious about us as we are about them. It is a thrill to be checked out by a giant whale!
The best time to spot the gray whale pods is in the winter with the peak being from about the middle of January through the middle of February. If you want to see a tail fluke, you need to look for gray whales that are actively feeding. Just before they dive deep, they will flip their tail fluke high out of the water. This gives them more thrust to get to the bottom where the food is! This is the point where you may be most impressed with their enormous strength! Remember, gray whales can weigh up to 45 tons. That’s 45 X 2,000 = 90,000 pounds! Their size and enormous strength explains why their only predators are the Orca whales and sometimes sharks.”
Hagemann Ranch Trout Farm
If you want the joy of fishing without the cleaning then this is your place. For 25 years the pond has been stocked with Rainbow Trout. Hagemann Ranch is 7 miles South of the Bodega Bay Beach Home and is situated on a 219 acre sheep and cattle ranch just South of Bodega Bay. Bring a lunch and enjoy their picnic grounds as you relax in the great outdoors.
Horse N Around Trail Rides is only a 15 minute drive south of the Bodega Bay Beach Home. Horse N Around offers Beach, Dune and Ranch Rides daily and they are able to accommodate skill level and size.
Located only 7 minutes from the Bodega Bay Beach Home along Coast Highway 1 is Chanslor Ranch. Nestled among the hills of Bodega Bay this approximate 378 acre Ranch is a natural paradise. Your adventure awaits with their unique accommodations, Ranch Animals and Horseback Riding Adventures that will take you through the hills or along the dunes.
Golf at The Links At Bodega Bay
For those avid golfers visiting Bodega Bay you don’t want to miss The Links at Bodega Harbour. The Links located 7.2 miles from the Bodega Bay Beach Home has a beautiful golf course overlooking the Pacific Ocean and is open 7 days a week. Not only does The Links provide golfing but they also have a Banquet and Event Center at “The Yacht Club” located approximately 1 mile North of The Links at Bodega Harbour.
Experience the beauty and challenge of a true Scottish style links course. Combining spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, rolling fairways, undulating greens and native coastal rough, this golf course is sure to take your breath away.
Internationally recognized as a premier golf course, The Links at Bodega Harbour is a proud past recipient of a 4 star Golf Digest 'Best Places to Play' award. From the rolling fairways of the front nine with its carefully placed pot bunkers and multi-tiered greens, to the dramatic climax of the 3 final holes near the edge of the Pacific Ocean coupled with fabulous ocean views from each of its 18 holes, you will see why it has previously been rated as one of Northern California's top ten courses to play.
Other Outdoor Activities
Enjoy these outdoor activities minutes from the Bodega Bay Beach Home
- Kite Flying
- Paddle Boarding (Rentals: Bodega Bay Surf Shack)
- Bird Watching