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About Jenner Beach in Jenner, California

Jenner Beach is the main beach at the north side of the Russian River mouth in the town of Jenner. This driftwood strewn beach can be accessed via steep paths from various pullout parking spots on Highway 1. The safest is behind four steel yellow bollards (posts) that mark the trailhead next to the highway. It’s also possible to get down to the north end of Jenner Beach from the trail at Fish Head Beach. If the river mouth is closed (when the river is not flowing through the beach), then you can get here by walking north from Goat Rock Beach but stay back 50 yards from harbor seals and sea lions if present. People use the drift logs to build structures up and down the shoreline here. Offshore are many picturesque rocks including a huge one with a small arch in the bottom. This entire area is popular for whale watching January through May during migration. Jenner Beach is part of Sonoma Coast State Park so park rules apply. Camping and bonfires are not allowed on the beach. The Jenner Visitor Center in town is open on weekends in the summer and is worth a stop. It has a boat launch if you plan to boat, kayak, or canoe on the river. Jenner Beach is a good pull out location when exploring the river by small watercraft. The River’s End Restaurant & Inn is just south Jenner Beach.

11048 Hwy 1
Jenner, CA 95450
Park Name
Sonoma Coast State Park
State Park
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on the beach
Free parking along highway
Beachcombing, Birdwatching, Canoeing, Kayaking, Boating, Beach Walking
Driftwood, River, Rock Arch, No Facilities
Map of Jenner Beach
Monte Rio, US
4:02 am, December 7, 2023
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Wind gusts: 0 m/s
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Precipitation: 0.04 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 7:16 am
Sunset: 4:51 pm
Humidity 84 %
Pressure1021 mb
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Nearby Beaches

Fish Head Beach

0.4 miles away

Fish Head Beach is a narrow driftwood-covered beach about two miles north of the visitor center in Jenner, California...

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Goat Rock Beach

0.7 miles away

Goat Rock Beach is located between Goat Rock Point and the Russian River along the Sonoma County shore near...

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Blind Beach

1.2 miles away

Blind Beach is located south of Jenner and the Russian River in Sonoma County. It’s a long narrow beach...

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