Sonoma Coast Will Relax And Invigorate You.
Long sandy beaches below rugged headlands, a craggy coastline with natural arches and secluded coves. Stay in a luxury hotels, Inn's, vacation rentals, or camp by the Pacific Ocean or the Russian River. Go hiking, ride a bike, kayak on the river or ocean, fish off the river, from shore or on a boat, go surfing or hang glide off Goat Rock. Wine Tasting, Gourmet Dinners, Picnic Lunches on the Beach or in the Redwoods.
Exploring Sonoma County's Back Roads
One of the best ways to explore Sonoma County’s back roads is by visiting local farms. Throughout Sonoma Coast you can find family farms and artisanal growers who are creating agricultural products that reflect their own unique terroir. Some farms have interactions with the horses, goats, and sheep, as well as tour the organic gardens that supply the farm with fresh vegetables. You may purchase freshly collected organic eggs from the farm’s own hens. Visit an organic farm and join a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) to purchase vegetables, fruit and eggs. Several local ranches sell meat direct, in quarters, halves, or whole steers. Take a cheese trail through Sonoma and Marin and meet the cheesemaker or see a wide selection with our local cheesemonger 's like Freestone Cheese Shop.
Foraging For Mushrooms
Did you know that Stony Point State Park allows mushroom foraging for personal use. The Sonoma County Mycological Association can provide you will information on Mushroom Picking Rules & Regulations.
Oysters, Salmon, Abalone, Dungeness Crab
Local Oysters are available to shuck and eat raw or cook. Each year there are special fishing seasons to catch King Salmon, Abalone, Dungeness Crab and other marine life. Go here for the Current California Ocean Recreational Fishing Regulations.
Climate For Growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
Our maritime climate is ideal for growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. We have two AVA's on the coast Sonoma Coast AVA and Fort Ross - Seaview AVA. Some of California’s highest scoring and most coveted cool-climate style wines are grown in these AVA's.
For The Food Lover In You
For the Foodie in you we have some of the most innovated cooking happening with the freshest food. A variety of restaurants for the meat lover, vegan, gluten free and seafood. Casual dinning to high-end Michelin Star.
Entertainement, Art, Culture
Local festivals and art tours throughout the year. Chowder Day, Hitchcock Film Festival, Fisherman's Festival, Salmon Creek ArtWalk, Art @ The Source, Art Trails, Artisans' Day to Fishstock.