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About Sandy Cove Beach at Fort Ross in Jenner, California

Sandy Cove Beach is the main beach at Fort Ross State Historical Park. This is a pleasant sandy beach with clear water for diving, but is not safe for swimming due to cold temps and potential rip currents. Beach visitors must park in the main parking lot, but there is a road down to the beach for dropping off those with accessibility challenges. There are hiking trails that head south from Sandy Cove to the Fort Ross Campground and Fort Ross Reef. The park itself is a great place to visit for historical reasons and walking around outside to see the sites. Check in at the visitor center to get a map and plan to spend a while here.

19005 Coast Hwy
Jenner, CA 95450
Park Name
Fort Ross State Historic Park
Other Names
Fort Ross Cove Beach
State Park
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on the beach
Fee for parking, camping
Scuba Diving, Walking, Kayaking, Sunbathing, Picnicking, Abalone Diving, Hiking
Campground, Scuba Diving Underwater Park, Historical Features, Restrooms, Picnic Tables, Trails, Accessible Features
Map of Sandy Cove Beach at Fort Ross
Monte Rio, US
11:19 am, July 12, 2024
temperature icon 88°F
L: 61° H: 88°
Feels like 91.81 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 2 m/s
UV Index: 6.7
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 5 km
Sunrise: 5:59 am
Sunset: 8:37 pm
Humidity 50 %
Pressure1011 mb
Wind 2 m/s

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Fort Ross Reef

0.7 miles away

Fort Ross Reef is a scuba diving destination just offshore from Fort Ross State Historic Park. There is a...

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