7.2 out of 10

Bay Hill Rd, Bodega Bay

38.3439063718033 -123.023532601051
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5

"Quiet with Good Beach Access"

Bay Highway may not be the most exciting part of Northern California - it certainly has nothing on Santa Cruz, Stinson Beach, or Half Moon Bay. However, Bay Highway is actually LACKING one thing that sets it apart - traffic.

You wouldn't necessarily think to drive to cow country to get to some of the best beaches in California, but Bay Highway gets you there from Sonoma County in no time. The drive is quite boring, but the beaches in Bodega Bay are quintessential - quiet, some with flat stretches, others with cliffside views, and offering a myriad of activities. Sea kayaking, windsurfing or kiteboarding on the harbor, cliff hiking and surfing are all common sights and activities.

Bay Highway does have some scenery with rolling green hills, but its remoteness - which could be a flaw - is its biggest strength on beautiful, sunny, congested weekend days. Give it a try next time you are looking for a beach escape.
  • Scenic
  • Great outdoor activities
  • Very little traffic
  • Difficult to get to
  • Poor cell phone reception
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers

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