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
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