Sonoma Coast State Beach is actually a series of beaches separated by rocky bluffs and headlands extending 17 miles from Bodega Head to Vista Point north of Jenner. As with all north coast beaches, swimming is not advised, and sudden ground swells and heavy surf can make even beachcombing hazardous. Snowy Plover protective measures are enforced. Accessible facilities are available and more improvements are pending. Developed camping and picnicking are available at Bodega Dunes, located along Highway One about one mile north of Bodega Bay. Phone 707-875-3483.
Bodega Dunes Campground: Three sites are generally accessible. Blown sand may affect suface firmness.
Restrooms with showers: Four restrooms with showers are generally accessible.
Parking: Designated accessible parking is adjacent to restrooms.
Pomo Environmental Campground (Walk-in) has one accessible campsites, an accessible non-flush toilet, and a designated accessible parking space. It is approximately 200 feet over hard pack (in dry weather) from the accessible parking space to the campsites. Accessible campsite is # 11.
Wright's Beach Campground has accessible campsites, picnic sites restrooms and parking.
Willow Creek Campground has two accessible campsites and accessible restrooms. Accessible campsites are #’s 3 and 5.
Bodega Head area:. Campbell Cove, West Head, and Goat Rock now have accessible picnicking, parking, and non-flush toilets.
Bodega Dunes day use area: Accessible parking and picnic sites along with a newly reconstructed ramp to the beach are now open in this area.
Vista Point area. A picnic area near the Vista Trail has four accessible picnic sites on firm pads with accessible paths of travel. A non-flush toilet is accessible. There are two accessible parking spaces, including one van accessible, with accessible routes to the restroom and picnic tables.
Vista Trail is a .7 mile asphalt trail at the northern boundary of Sonoma Coast State Beach. The trail offers sweeping views of the rugged Sonoma coastline. Accessible parking, picnicking and restrooms are available.
Kortum Trail (Segment 3) is a .8 mile compacted soil trail that runs along coastal bluff. The primary trail surface is compacted soil with a short section of boardwalk. The out-and-back trail runs from Carlevaro Way to Wrights Beach. The trail offers outstanding views of the Sonoma Coastline and Pacific Ocean. Accessible parking is provided at both trailheads.
The Bodega Head Trail is a 1.9 mile loop trail originating from the western most parking lot at the end of Westshore Road. The trail offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, Tamales Bay, and Bodega Bay all on the same hike. Accessible parking and restroom facilities are availble at the trailhead. The trail surface is constructed of compacted soil.
Beach wheelchairs are available. Call (707) 875-3483 for information.
A 675-foot-long boardwalk and ramp runs through the dunes to the beach. It is designed accessible but due to quickly changing site conditions, including blowing sand, this route may not always be passable for people in wheelchairs. Visitors who want to use the ramp should call (707) 875-3483 to inquire about current conditions on the boardwalk.
The Jenner Visitor Center/Park Store has been modified and is accessible, including parking and a no-flush toilet.
Salmon Creek Ranger Station: A small Visitor Center/Museum/information center is generally accessible.
Definitions & Terms
Meets all or most of the current accessibility standards; most visitors with disabilities will not need assistance.
Meets many current codes and has few barriers, but some visitors with disabilities may need assistance.
Meets some current codes but has some barriers; many visitors with disabilities may require assistance.
Describes facilities that have been set aside and usually signed or “designated” accessible because they met accessibility codes when built. Such facilities may vary from newer suggested guidelines in specified ways, and improvements may be planned or ongoing. Minor variations from guidelines are not usually described. This term is often used for parking spaces that are reserved for visitors with disabilities even though there may be minor issues with slope, signage, or size.