Jenner is located along the Russian River and the Pacific Ocean. It includes a small quaint town located along the Russian River and across from Goat Rock State Park. You can stay in one of the many vacation homes like The Blue Lotus of Jenner or Casa Panama. The Jenner Inn and Rivers End has cabins and cottages on the river. There is camping nearby at Duncans Mills or in Bodega Bay. You can get provisions and gas at the Sea Store. You can mail a postcard at the local post office. Enjoy a snack at Cafe Aquatica or lunch and dinner at River's End and el Tiburon in The Jenner Inn. A great place for a wedding is the Jenner Inn's beautiful outdoor 3 acre grotto along the Jenner creek. The people of Jenner have a long history of protecting the natural beauty of the area. Come here to relax or enjoy the many types of adventures from kayaking, hang gliding, hiking, surfing and biking.
Official Visitors Website www.visitjenner.com
The Sonoma Coast and Russian River area has a variety of events going on through out the year. Jenner is at the crossroads with the Pacific Ocean and the Russian River. Jenner's Fishstock Festival on Labor Day weekend is a local favorite. Bodega Bay has several festivals and events. Chowder Day and the Fisherman's Festival in the Spring. Check out their Fourth of July Fireworks on the Bay. In the quaint town of Bodega there is the Artisan's Day on Labor Day weekend and the Bodega Seafood and Wine Festival in August. Inland in the town of Duncans Mills they have a Rodeo and a Civil War reenactment. Guerneville hosts the Stumptown Parade, Russian River Jazz & Blues festival, and the Armstrong Woods Old Grove Festival. Up the coast at Fort Ross we have Alaska Native Day, and Fort Ross's Harvest Festival. For up to date list of events visit Jenner Events Calendar
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HIKING - There are some of the great hiking trails from Bodega Bay, Jenner to Fort Ross. Enjoy spectacular scenery along the bluffs, journey along the rift line of the San Andreas Fault, visit the site of California's first shipyard, sit atop the Jenner Grade on a high plateau 600 feet above the sea, see migrating whales, a colony of harbor seals, through redwood forest to an overlook of the Russian River and then to an overlook of the entire southern Sonoma Coast.
Wildlife on the river and in the estuary: You could see coots feeding on the river, sand piper's sitting on the banks, otter fishing, grebe with a mouth in his beak, bald eagles and osprey's, great blue herons, harbor seals and more...
KYAKING - The river mouth is dynamic and changes with the tides each day as well as changes with wind direction, ocean swells and river flows often thorough out the year. There are times when the mouth of the Russian River becomes closed or open in a different location. Be aware of tidal currents near the mouth of the River. Some times the river mouth is open by the jetty or further north. Coastal temperatures can fluctuate.
SURFING - Best time of year is Fall for scoring clean surf and sunny skies. Fall can also see some gnarly winter-like storms, with 20-foot waves and heavy rainfall. The prevailing winds are usually the lightest this time of year, so if you're going to visit lower Northern California at all, come during the months of September through November.
Black Point Beach (North of Jenner), Russian River Mouth, Salmon Creek and Doran Beach (South of Jenner).
PLACES TO STAY IN JENNER
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There is a variety of choices when it comes to places to stay in Jenner by the Sea. For the budget minded visitors there are several local campgrounds on the Russian River and on the Sonoma Coast. The Jenner Inn and River's End Restaurant and Cabins can provide lodging on the river with ocean views. Jenner by the Sea has a host of vacation homes from affordable cabins to luxury homes. Stay in a Carson Bowler design home The Blue Lotus for the person looking for a unique custom home with fab views.
View a selection of vacation rentals on the www.visitjenner.com website.
PLACES TO EAT ON THE COAST & RUSSIAN RIVER
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There are many places to eat lunch and dinner in and around Jenner by the Sea. In Jenner we have the River's End and el Tiburon for lunch and dinner. Check out Cafe Aquatica located right on the Russian River for organic coffee, pastries, soups, salads and sandwiches. There is a variety of restaurants within a short drive in Duncans Mills, Bodega Bay, Monte Rio and Guerneville.