We begin the tour in the town of Occidental in West Sonoma County, Northern California. From there we travel over a scenic road meandering through beautiful valleys and Redwood groves to the top of the hill. Before descending, you’ll enjoy the panoramic views of the Sonoma Coast and beyond. Once arriving at the beach, we embark on an easy
2.5 mile hike beginning on a bluff and ending on the beach. Here you can enjoy your picnic lunch or have lunch in the nearby coastal town of Bodega Bay. Then to culminate the tour, we stop at a tasting room for a sip of wine before returning to Occidental.
Traveling from San Francisco:
Travel time approximately 1.5 hours
Travel north on Hwy 101 to Petaluma and take Washington St. exit. Travel west on Washington St. through town. Washington St. turns into Petaluma Valley Ford Rd. Travel approximately 30 minutes and pass through the town of Valley Ford, and shortly thereafter turn right on Valley Ford Freestone Rd. to Bodega Hwy. Turn right on Bodega Hwy and left on Bohemian Hwy at the small town of Freestone.
Travel approximately 2 miles on Bohemian Hwy and you have reached your destination at the quant town of Occidental! See you there!!!
Contact: M. Berlin, CTA, Sonoma County
Hello, my name is Megan and I wanted to tell you a little about myself before you embark on my Sonoma Coast tour… I grew up in Mill Valley (in Marin County) and moved to Sonoma County to go to SSU and I’ve been here ever since. I have lived the majority of my life here in Sonoma County and I know it like the back of my hand. I am intimate with most of the backroads as I have traveled them on my bicycle over the years, and my Mom used to call me “queen of the back roads”. I am a volunteer for Stewards of the Coast & Redwoods and I’m also a Certified Tourism Ambassador for Sonoma County. The West Sonoma County- Sonoma Coast Tour I’ve put together for your enjoyment, includes several of my favorite spots. Please check out the additional video also on my page on this website, explaining the tour with more detailed information. I look forward to meeting you in Occidental to embark on this truly spectacular tour and experience. Full profile
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