Bodega bay OVERVIEW

Bodega Bay has a rugged beauty with miles of sandy coves, rocky bluffs and great whale watching from the majestic Bodega Head Headlands. A 90-minute drive north of San Francisco on Highway 1 past dairy and sheep farms. The town's seaside harbor has unique wharf's, roadside shops, restaurants, art galleries, wine tasting rooms, and a bustling commercial fishing industry. There are several fish markets in town to pick up the catch of the day. Check out Doran Beach with its gentle waves, picnic tables, campgrounds and horseback riding. Up the coast at Salmon Creek beach you can take a long stroll along the beach or take your surf board out to catch a few waves.

Enjoy catching your own crab either off the marina jetty at Spud Point Marina, or from shore at the Doran Beach breakwater jetty. There are several fishing boats that can be chartered for deeper waters off the coast. Always check the Hunting and Fishing Regulation to find out what is in season and requirements.


special business profile: vintage, gifts & more

eclectic amanda

Eclectic Amanda is a unique boutique located in Bodega Bay, California. We are located at 1580 Eastshore Road in Bodega Bay, California. We are next door to Roadhouse Coffee in the upper parking lot. The shop has a selection of vintage items and cute beachy decor, as well as handmade and artisan gifts. Amanda is a Certified Antique and Numismatic Appraiser specializing in the Victorian Time Period and the 1940's. Amanda is the author of Letters From the War a historical novel set during World War II. Her second novel, Steadfast Charlie will be out May 2019.
Eclectic Amanda Vintage and Cute Stuff is located at 1580 Eastshore Road in Bodega Bay, California.

coastal treasures & Coastal Coverups

Owner Sharon Corbett’s gift shop “Coastal Treasures” provides a variety of gifts at her location in Bodega Bay. Embrace the beach cottage lifestyle and create an easy-going beach vibe in your seaside home in the cool, casual colors of sea glass green, sunny coral, weathered blue, ocean turquoise and pure white. Remember any house can be a beach house, even if you’re nowhere near the gently lapping waves of the ocean. Vibrant hues of blue, eye-catching nautical accessories, and subtle nods to coastal icons are the keys to achieving the cool calm of coastal decor. Come see her collection of wall art & decor, home accents, decorative pillows, mirrors, window treatment, towels, blankets & throws, shower curtains, beach clocks and gift items.

Owner Sharon Corbett also owns “Coastal Coverups” a small custom fabrication business located in western Sonoma County. She has served customers in Marin, Napa, Calistoga, etc. for over 15 years. She specialize in custom slip covers, bedding, window coverings, window seats, and pillows. Chances are if you can think of it they can create it.
Located at 1580 Eastshore Road Lower Parking Lot . Call (707) 875-9419


special business profile: seafood

spud point crab shack

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Carol Anello developed an award-winning Clam Chowder recipe, daughter Lisa put together a menu that was small, but simple. Everything would be as fresh as possible.

Tony and Mark Anellos provide the seafood for the shop. Son Mark has fished with his father since he was 5 years old. In 1969 Tony purchased his first of many commercial fishing boats.  His Grandmother was so proud because Tony’s Grandfather was a fisherman back in Sicily, Italy.  His Grandfather then came to the United States and ran a sardine boat in Monterey, CA.

Carol’s New England style clam chowder is made fresh daily. They also have fresh Manhatten style chowder. On Saturday and Sunday they make homemade crab cakes with roasted red pepper sauce on a bed of lettuce. During certain seasons you can get whole cooked dungeness crabs. Their crab sandwiches are filled with crab. You get a 1/4 lb of freshly picked crabmeat mixed with our homemade sauce. Served on a soft roll. They have crab, shrimp, seafood and prawn cocktails.
1910 Westshore Rd. Bodega Bay, CA 94923 - 9am to 5pm


fishetarian

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Shane and Dana Lucas started Fishetarian out of a passion for fishing, cooking & eating delicious, health conscious seafood.

Shane, an avid fisherman for over 40 years, is hopelessly addicted to the sport! Together, they share a belief in sustainable fishing and farming practices. Additionally, they use local and organically grown products whenever possible and 100% compostable, earth friendly greenware in the market! All Fish & Chips, Fried Seafood and Sandwiches are served with your choice of russet potato, or sweet potato fries (garnished with fresh herbs). Menu sample: Fish & Chips, Gluten-Free Fish & Chips, Freied Prawns, Prawns & Fish, Calamari, Fried Oysters, Charlie's Clam Chowder, Crab Cakes and the Famous Shane's Fish Tacos. Oysters are sourced locally. The adult grilled cheese uses local Valley Ford cheeses Estero Gold and Highway One.
599 Highway 1, Bodega Bay, California 94923


special business profile: Sport Fishing

F/V Reel Magic

Photo: F/V Reel Magic

Photo: F/V Reel Magic

F/V REEL MAGIC

The Reel Magic is Bodega Bay’s only Catamaran available for charter fishing.

She is one of the fastest boats in the harbor and is an impressive fishing machine at 34 feet with a 12-foot beam. Twin 330 HP Cummings Turbo Diesels produce a respectable 21 Knot cruising speed. The Reel Magic has a full-sized stand-up head with an operational sink and a freshwater reserve tank. She is a very safe and stable vessel, especially while running and fishing. The Reel Magic is an awesome fishing platform!!

Call Now at 707-875-BOAT (2628) to make your reservation while there is still room available.

Captain Merlin


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SPUD POINT MARINA

Spud Point Marina is the hub of commercial and sport fishing in Sonoma County, and is a popular destination during crab and salmon seasons. Spud Point welcomes monthly berthers, overnight visitors and yacht club cruisers.


rECREATION

There are so many fun activities you can do with friends, family or alone. Great areas to hike are Bird Walk Coastal Access Trail, Bodega Head and Pinnacle Gulch Trail. During certain times of the year you can crab for Dungeness crab, rock crab and red crab. Recreational King Salmon fishing in May to September. Go sailing, whale watching, and fishing on one of the manyBodega Bay fleet boats. Doran Beach is great for camping, picnic, fishing, kite flying, swimming and kayaking. Get some of our world famous chowder and crab sandwiches. Go bird watching in the harbor flats or along the coast. Enjoy many of the festivals and events like the Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival, Hitchcock Film Festival, and Fourth of July Fireworks. Take a tour of the UC Davis Bodega Bay Marine Lab. Visit our art galleries to see work from both local and global artists.  Ren Brown Gallery which is celebrating 25 years showcases Contemporary Japanese Prints, Handmade Ceramics & Jewelry, Japanese Antiques, California Artists & Sculptors. Pacific Bay Gallery features local and worldwide artists with a large variety of unique and beautiful two and three dimensional works of art including original paintings in oil, acrylic & watercolor, rare etchings, limited editions on paper, sculpture, carvings and relic art.


lodging

Bay Hill Mansion
3919 Bay Hill Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
www.bayhillmansion.com
(877) 468-1588

Bodega Bay Inn
1588 Eastshore Rd., Bodega Bay CA 94923
www.bodegabayinn.com
(888) 875-8733 or (707) 875-3388.

Bodega Bay Lodge
103 Hwy. 1, Bodega Bay CA 94923.
reservations@bodegabaylodge.com
www.bodegabaylodge.com
(707) 875-3525

Bodega Coast Inn & Suites
521 Coast Hwy. 1, Bodega Bay CA 94923
www.bodegacoastinn.com
(800) 346-6999 or (707) 875-2217

The Inn at the Tides
800 Coast Hwy. 1, Bodega Bay CA 94923
www.innatthetides.com
(707) 875-2751 or (800) 541-7788

Sonoma Coast Villa & Spa
16702 Coast Hwy. 1, Bodega CA 94922
www.scvilla.com
(707) 876-9818

local vacation rental companies

Bodega Bay & Beyond
575 Coast Hwy. 1, Bodega Bay CA 94923
For more details: www.sonomacoast.com
FAX: (707) 875 2447
(707) 875-3942 or (800) 888-3565

Bodega Bay "BEST" Vacations
580 Eastshore Rd, Ste I, POB 912, Bodega Bay CA 94923
www.BBBVR.com
(707) 377-4250

Bodega Bay Escapes
1795 N. Highway 1
www.bodegabayescapes.com
(707) 875-2600 or (877) 809-7819


BODEGAHEAD SUNSET

Photos and cards available at Artisans' Co-op in Bodega and Sonoma Coast Visitors Center. Photography by Francesca Scalpi.


BRIEF HISTORY

Bodega Bay and Harbor Discovered in 1602-03 by the expedition of Vizcaino. It was named by Bodega in his survey of 1775. The harbor was used in 1790 by Colnett and by the Kusov expeditions in 1809 and 1811 . The Russian-American company and their Aleut hunters used the bay as an outpost until 1841. Stephen Smith took control in 1843. Pioneer ships of many nations used Bodega Bay as an anchorage.

William Smith (1843-1936) was the son of Tsupu and Captain Stephen Smith. Tsupu (also known as Maria Checka) is the ancestor of hundreds of Bodega Bay Smith family descendants.

In the early 1900’s, with the help of his Bodega Miwok family, William Smith founded the commercial fishing industry at Bodega Bay. Their business lasted up until the early 1970’s. The Smith Bros. wharf and warehouse was the first built at Bodega Bay and is now known as Lucas Wharf, and a road in Bodega, the Smith Brothers Road, is named in honor of the brothers.