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The Weather in Bodega Bay
You can see our climate diagram above. During September, maximum temperatures go up to more than 84° No heat wave is expected in January, where minimum average temperatures usally hit a 35° low. The rainiest month is March while the driest month is July.
Enjoy a Bodega Bay vacation rental with the whole family
Imagine beaches for miles, beautiful parks, hiking fields, and a marina to make memories and you have Bodega Bay. This popular and much-visited region is a unique part of the California coast — expect lots to see and do, surrounded by nature.
Spend an entire day exploring the public hiking trails, ditch the kids and enjoy a wine tasting tour in Sonoma County, or try your hand at fishing. If you’re seeking a relaxing time in your Bodega Bay vacation home, you’ll find it here. If you choose to visit between January and February, you’ll be just in time for the best whale watching in the state.
Getting to your Bodega Bay vacation home
Fly into Bodega Bay, California via the closest airport, Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport. It is located in Santa Rosa, California, just 27 miles from the center of Bodega Bay. Estimate about 45 minutes driving time, if you are coming with a rental car from the airport to your Bodega Bay vacation rental. It is also possible to reach Bodega Bay from Oakland International Airport, with just under two hours of driving, or from the San Francisco International Airport, which will take about one and a half hours on the road. The sights you’ll pass through along the coast will make the drive from the airport worth it.
Things to see and do while on vacation in Bodega Bay
Bodega Bay is the ideal spot for nature lovers. Between active outdoor sports, water sports, and relaxing on the beach, there’s plenty to occupy your time. From Bodega Head to Salmon Creek, it’s an easy hike uphill, which can even be achieved with small children. The walk takes around an hour, so pack some snacks and plenty of water as you can prepare to head out from your Bodega Bay vacation rental.
It’s also worth noting that the number one spot to catch a glimpse of the beautiful Gray Whale is in Bodega Bay. You can spot them from the shore, or take a whale watching boat out to get a look up close. If you have an eye for unique birds, bring a pair of binoculars for a special treat. There are many bird species to discover in Bodega Bay. For more leisurely fun, the three golf courses are open to the public, or you could purchase kites to fly them with the kids along this wind-swept coast. Many stores near your Bodega Bay vacation rental have been selling kites to both locals and visitors for years.
Got active teenagers? Take them to try the Sonoma Canopy Tours. They can have fun on seven zip-lines, two sky bridges, and go rappelling to see Bodega Bay’s gorgeous sights from above. Then, with a kayak, you can embark on a bay cruise, or try a sailboat and go fishing. Common catches here include salmon, cod, crab, and halibut fish. Horseback riding is also available; check with the many tour companies offering eco-adventure packages, suitable for the whole family.
Local art and culture in Bodega Bay
There’s a thriving art scene in Bodega Bay, which includes the Heritage Gallery which houses antique paintings, dating back to 1850. This is interesting for those wanting to know more about Californian history and culture. The village of Bodega holds an annual Art and Wine Festival, now going into its 22nd year. During the event, specially selected wineries and micro-breweries have a chance to showcase their products, alongside local artists. Carefully curated art takes center stage, and the food and drink of the west coast can be enjoyed. Art collectors may stop by the Ren Brown Collection on Coast Highway 1, north of Bodega Bay, or see the glass art of Salmon Creek Design.
Fully-equipped vacation homes in Bodega Bay
Along the beach you’ll notice plenty of campsites, and many options for the perfect Bodega Bay vacation rental. From large apartments for bigger groups, to smaller vacations homes for couples to enjoy romantic getaways. Bodega Bay is the perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy a slower pace of life. Here, you can spend quality time with your loved ones, safe in the knowledge that your Bodega Bay vacation rental comes well-equipped for a pleasant and hassle-free stay. Camp out with a bonfire under the stars, before waking up to a glorious sunrise in this classic California destination.
Bodega Bay of Alfred Hitchcock fame
Children's Bell Tower
Blessed by Pope John Paul II, the bell tower lies in a contemplative setting, honouring Nicholas Green, a 7-year-old child who was killed during a robbery in Italy, where he was on vacation with his parents.
St. Teresa of Avila Church
Dedicated to St. Teresa of Spain, the church features in Alfred Hitchcock’s film “The Birds”. It sits atop an idyllic hill amid greenery.
Birdwatchers in particular will be thrilled sighting the snowy plovers, juvenile sanderlings and white pelicans here. Families often camp out in caravans at the campsite along Doran Beach.
The schoolhouse gained fame following the schoolhouse scene in Hitchcock's “The Birds” which was filmed here. There are still plenty of birds here, but they are all inoffensive.
This 1.8mi. loop trail offers meadows with wildflowers and waves that pound the rocky shore. You might even spot a whale if you are lucky.
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