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About Pinnacle Gulch Beach in Bodega Bay, California

Pinnacle Gulch Beach is a hidden beach at the bottom of Pinnacle Gulch in the Bodega Harbor housing community in Bodega Bay.

To get there you’ll hike a wide mile-long trail that begins across the road from the parking lot. After hiking downhill to the beach you’ll discover it is narrow so avoid hide tide on your visit.

At lower tides there are tide pools to discover especially on the south end of the cove. Unique large rocks are on the beach and out in the surf making this a picturesque spot especially at sunset. Sea birds abound as well.

There is a wider beach to the south in a semicircular cove with high bluffs if you are looking for more sand. Over some large boulders there is one more beach farther south at the end of Shorttail Gulch where another trail heads back up to the neighborhood above making a loop hike of about 2.5 miles possible.

To get to the Pinnacle Gulch parking lot you’ll drive past homes and a golf course in Bodega Harbor where the public is welcomed. Drive the Heron Drive loop road to Mockingbird Road then follow it a short distance to the lot on the left. A fee is required for parking here. The coastal access trail begins across the street from this lot.

20600 Mockingbird Rd
Bodega Bay, CA 94923
Park Name
Pinnacle Gulch Public Beach Access Trail
Pet Details
Dogs allowed on leash
Fee for parking
Hiking, Fishing, Birdwatching, Tidepooling
Restrooms, Golf Course, Restaurant, Tide Pools
Map of Pinnacle Gulch Beach
Bodega Bay, US
5:24 am, May 30, 2024
temperature icon 52°F
L: 51° H: 60°
Feels like 50.67 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 2 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:51 am
Sunset: 8:28 pm
Humidity 88 %
Pressure1016 mb
Wind 2 m/s

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