The quaint, coastal Sonoma County town of Bodega Bay offers both residents and visitors a relaxed lifestyle and quick access to some of Northern California's most spectacular natural scenery. Browse our selection of Bodega Bay homes for sale.
The community of about 1,000 residents is located on the Pacific Coast Highway (state Route 1), roughly 30 miles west of Petaluma and 70 miles north of San Francisco. Bodega Bay has some small businesses – including a few restaurants, a market, a surf shop, and a kite store – but no large retailers, which helps the community maintain its old-school, small-town flavor.
Opportunities for outdoor recreation abound in the town, whether it's boating in Bodega Bay itself or hiking the rugged coastline of the breathtaking Sonoma Coast State Park. Bodega Bay is also relatively close to the Russian River, which empties into the Pacific Ocean about 10 miles north near the tiny community of Jenner. Additionally, many locals unwind by teeing off at the 18-hole Links at Bodega Harbor, one of Northern California's most scenic seaside golf courses.
Bodega Bay earned its place in cinematic history in 1963 when director Alfred Hitchcock chose the town as the primary setting for his thriller "The Birds". Landmarks from the film still stand to this day -- most notably the former Potter Schoolhouse a few miles east of the town.