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“gerstle cove”(27 reviews)
“stump beach”(21 reviews)
“tide pools”(7 reviews)
Six miles along the Sonoma Coast, this recreational park includes hiking and horseback trails, plus an underwater reserve for divers.
25050 Coast Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450-9738
+1 707-847-3221
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk out to the fence at the top of the bluff, and beyond! We saw Sea Lions basking on the rocks, and wandered for over an hour just listening to the ocean. Be sure to check your clothes and limbs and dog for bugs... we...More

1  Thank HedgehogsOnTheWing
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Fisk Mill Cove trails are overgrown and should be avoided IMHO, but between Gerstle Cove and Stump Beach are well-maintained and spectacular. Especially during the spring wildflower season.

Thank ronks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We camped here for a weekend and found it to be full of things to do - great hike to the beach from the campground - we stayed at Woodside. Rock formations and tide pooling a must! I would HIGHLY recommend the visitors center -...More

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful coastal hikes in California in my opinion. Very easy 1 mile hike from Salt point to stump beach. $8 dollar parking fee at Salt point. Bring a windbreaker and snacks.

1  Thank awch81
Reviewed 12 March 2018

a great place to go for a hike to to relax. i take my boat here to catch crab and fish, then i cook them on my boat and feed the rest to seagulls. i have a larger boat thats a mini yacht, so get...More

4  Thank Monkey J
Reviewed 10 February 2018

WOW! What a treasure this park is. We were there on a gorgeous day in February. Drove down to the ocean front not knowing what to expect. Often my wife can only view places like this from the car or the parking lot. She uses...More

2  Thank M5299TPjohnp
Reviewed 30 January 2018

We lucked out weather wise and it was simply breathtaking to walk along this easy trail. Saw some seals and comorants -but it was the views-oh my just breathtaking! I was mesmerized by the sound of the waves and love the craggy inlets-even did a...More

2  Thank 995annah
Reviewed 5 December 2017

This is one out of only two places in California where it is allowed to pick wild mushrooms. Obviously, mushrooms could be poisonous and you need to know what you're doing!

Thank heckfy
Reviewed 25 November 2017

We stayed here for a week and loved it. We have a trailer so we weren't concerned with wind or weather conditions. Site 9 was the closest to the ocean view/trail and we could hear the ocean at night and not the hwy 1 traffic.There...More

3  Thank Julie B
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Nice hikes and very interesting history take a lunch and spend the day. The sandstone was used to make the streets of San Francisco in 1850=80s.

Thank Nan J
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6 May 2018|
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Response from M5299TPjohnp | Reviewed this property |
I think you could be very satisfied with 2 hours. We probably spent that or a little longer -- And yes you could spend most of a day --
18 April 2017|
Response from love i | Reviewed this property |
Your only option is to call the campground and ask a ranger. Good luck!