Bodega Head

Bodega Bay, California

Decades ago, Alfred Hitchcock used Bodega Bay as a backdrop for his movie about avian assailants. But whales are what to watch for around these parts, the prime fall vantage point being Bodega Head, a promontory with dramatic ocean views. Spot gray whales and occasional humpbacks as they head for warmer waters. Need help? Come back in January, when volunteer whale-watchers field visitors’ questions about the migrants. “They’re pretty hard to miss,” says head volunteer Bea Brunn. Strolling the footpaths that skirt the cliffs, you’ll see birds too: pelicans dive-bombing, cormorants skimming the water like jet fighters.

Last Reviewed
December 2015


3799 Westshore Rd.
Bodega Bay, CA