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About Schoolhouse Beach in Bodega Bay, California

Schoolhouse Beach is one of the widest beaches along this stretch of the Sonoma Coast between Bodega Bay and the Russian River. The beaches in this area are known for fishing, but many of them are not safe at high tide. Schoolhouse Beach and Portuguese Beach (next door to the north) are both great places to explore at almost any tide level.

The large parking lot for Schoolhouse Beach is just off Highway 1 at the north end of the tiny unincorporated housing community of Carmet. These beaches are part of Sonoma Coast State Park. The water is cold and has strong rip currents so don’t swim here.

Viking Strand and Hwy 1
Bodega Bay, CA 94923
Park Name
Sonoma Coast State Park
State Park
Pet Details
Dogs are allowed on the beach
Fishing, Beachcombing
Restrooms, Picnic Tables
Map of Schoolhouse Beach
Bodega Bay, US
4:14 pm, November 30, 2023
temperature icon 57°F
L: 49° H: 59°
Feels like 55.9 °F broken clouds
Wind gusts: 5 m/s
UV Index: 0.21
Precipitation: 0.01 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 7:09 am
Sunset: 4:52 pm
Humidity 72 %
Pressure1015 mb
Wind 5 m/s

Nearby Beaches

Carmet Beach

0.2 miles away

Carmet Beach is a narrow rocky beach in front of the small housing community of Carmet north of Bodega...

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Portuguese Beach

0.3 miles away

Portuguese Beach is a long wide beach between Bodega Bay and the Russian River in Sonoma County. It’s one...

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Marshall Gulch Beach

0.4 miles away

Marshall Gulch Beach is a small pocket beach below Highway 1 where Marshall Gulch Creek enters the ocean. This...

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