Santa Monica is something you should have forgotten a long time ago: if you want to visit picturesque, unspoiled beaches, you should go to Sonoma Coast of Northern California, which is at its best in spring with its wildflower-wrapped bluffs, migrating whales, and modest climate.
Even though Sonoma County is most famous for its cheese, wine, and charming towns laden with boutiques, it may offer you a great and impressive coastline. Huge, fabulous beaches stretch below uneven cliffs. Insolated bays display tide pools studded with anemone. In case if it’s your first time there, go right away to the beaches of the Coast State Park of Sonoma. Placed between the estuary of the Russian River and the Bodega Bay’s town, you will find a number of amazing beaches there. Here is the list of our favorite ones.
Splash in a Warm Water of Salmon Creek Beach
This beach stretches to the north from Bodega Head. In the morning, you can take a foggy stroll alongside the mild sand; in the afternoon, the water will be warm enough for swimming and splashing. Enjoy the calm water in the place where the stream courses into the ocean. Moreover, you can take a sled with you and take down the sheer sand dunes located to the south from the beach. Otherwise, just get a great laid-back experience or make up a picnic with a picturesque view.
Enjoy the Tranquil Shell Beach
Drive (or go) several miles up Highway One to Shell Beach. It is a little, harmonious bay nestled below the headlands that straw with flowers. It’s the place you’ll probably have entirely just for yourself. You may follow the sea stars and anemones in the tide pools in case if the tide is modest.
Head Rock State Beach
In case if you head from the above-mentioned Shell Beach, travel two miles to the north alongside the Kortum Trail. There you will see a magnificent Goat Head Rock State Beach. When you will have a look at that beach, your emotions will perhaps bubble over. It could be a remembrance of the final episode of the Goonies, since that episode of the movie was recorded here, or impressing beauty striking your eye. From March to June is a season of pupping for harbor seals, and a community of them has settled down here at the crossing of the Pacific Ocean and the Russian River. Even though they are adorable and delightful, you should not get too close, because they can turn from delightful to malicious in a matter of seconds if they feel the threat from you.