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About Carmet Beach in Bodega Bay, California

Carmet Beach is a narrow rocky beach in front of the small housing community of Carmet north of Bodega Bay, CA. Carmet Beach is one of many fishing beaches that are part of Sonoma Coast State Park.

From the parking lot along Highway 1 there are steep trails that drop down to beaches on both sides. The southern cove is the widest and sandiest and connects to Marshall Gulch Beach. The northern cove extends north along a narrow boulder-filled shoreline that continues up to Schoolhouse Beach. At high tide these beaches can be unsafe because of the rough surf and narrow shoreline. Always watch for random large “sneaker waves” that crash onshore unpredictably.

4790 N Hwy 1
Bodega Bay, CA 94923
Park Name
Sonoma Coast State Park
State Park
Pet Details
Dogs allowed on the beach
Picnic Tables
Map of Carmet Beach
Bodega Bay, US
6:37 pm, November 30, 2023
temperature icon 51°F
L: 49° H: 59°
Feels like 48.99 °F overcast clouds
Wind gusts: 2 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0.01 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 7:09 am
Sunset: 4:52 pm
Humidity 77 %
Pressure1016 mb
Wind 2 m/s

Nearby Beaches

Marshall Gulch Beach

0.2 miles away

Marshall Gulch Beach is a small pocket beach below Highway 1 where Marshall Gulch Creek enters the ocean. This...

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Schoolhouse Beach

0.2 miles away

Schoolhouse Beach is one of the widest beaches along this stretch of the Sonoma Coast between Bodega Bay and...

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Nearby Attractions

Nearby Lodging


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June 5, 2023

My favorite little get away beach near Bodega Bay. Steep trail down to beach but it is generally sparsely populated. Our dogs love to run free here.