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About Marshall Gulch Beach in Bodega Bay, California

Marshall Gulch Beach is a small pocket beach below Highway 1 where Marshall Gulch Creek enters the ocean. This little fishing beach is just south of the small housing community of Carmet along the Sonoma County coast north of Bodega Bay. It requires a short hike down the embankment from the parking lot on the highway. This narrow path begins at the south end of the parking lot. At low tide you’ll be able to walk between the rocks north and south to other small coves. At high tide this beach is very small. In the surf is a large rock called Arched Rock, but the hole in the rock is only visible from Arched Rock Beach south of here. Marshall Gulch Beach is part of the 17-mile long Sonoma Coast State Park.

Carmet Dr and Hwy 1
Bodega Bay, CA 94923
Park Name
Sonoma Coast State Park
State Park
Pet Details
Dogs allowed on leash
Free parking
Fishing, Beach Exploration
No Facilities
Map of Marshall Gulch Beach
Bodega Bay, US
10:50 pm, May 21, 2024
temperature icon 56°F
L: 52° H: 66°
Feels like 54.43 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 5 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:56 am
Sunset: 8:22 pm
Humidity 78 %
Pressure1013 mb
Wind 5 m/s

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