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.