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About Russian Gulch in Jenner, California

Russian Gulch is a pebbly beach in a deep cove where Russian Gulch Creek flows into the Pacific north of Jenner. It has high rocky headlands towering over both sides of the cove. The parking lot is just north of the Highway 1 bridge over Russian Gulch. There is a hiking trail that takes you down to the creek bed and one that takes you straight out to the beach. The creek has intermittent flows so sometimes it will flow through the sand and sometimes it will pool up and stagnate on the beach. This beach is part of the Sonoma Coast State Park State Beaches system. The cove at Russian Gulch has a strong rip current so don’t swim here or you risk being swept out to sea.

Highway 1
Jenner, CA 95450
Park Name
Sonoma Coast State Park
State Park
Pet Details
Dogs allowed on leash
Free parking
Beach Exploration
Restrooms, Picnic Table, Toilet
Map of Russian Gulch
Monte Rio, US
7:42 am, May 28, 2024
temperature icon 51°F
L: 50° H: 68°
Feels like 49.73 °F scattered clouds
Wind gusts: 3 m/s
UV Index: 0.92
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:52 am
Sunset: 8:28 pm
Humidity 89 %
Pressure1017 mb
Wind 3 m/s

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