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About Scotty Creek Beach in Bodega Bay, California

Scotty Creek Beach is an excellent pebbly beach where Scotty Creek flows under Highway 1 and enters the Pacific. It’s located about halfway between the towns of Bodega Bay and Jenner in Sonoma County. Several Sonoma Coast State Park beaches are north and south of here, but Scotty Creek Beach is not a state beach. From Scotty Creek Beach you can walk on the beach south to Portuguese Beach which occupies a long wide sandy cove. Just north of Scotty is Gleason Beach where homes are crumbling into ocean as the bluff erodes away. Highway 1 in this area will be re-routed inland in the near future to avoid losing it to erosion too. There aren’t many parking spaces along Highway 1 at Scotty Creek Beach and there is no official parking lot, so sometimes it is difficult to stop here. If you can’t stop and get out it would be a shame because this is one of the nicest beach settings in the area. The beach is flanked by rocky bluffs on both ends and across the road is a bucolic farm valley with the Sonoma Hills in the distance. It’s too dangerous to swim here so just enjoy the beach, the creek (if it’s flowing), and the nice views.

5750 Hwy 1
Bodega Bay, CA 94923
Fishing, Beachcombing, Sunbathing
Creek, No Facilities
Map of Scotty Creek Beach
Bodega Bay, US
5:51 am, May 28, 2024
temperature icon 49°F
L: 49° H: 65°
Feels like 45.7 °F overcast clouds
Wind gusts: 3 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:52 am
Sunset: 8:27 pm
Humidity 94 %
Pressure1015 mb
Wind 3 m/s

Nearby Beaches

Portuguese Beach

0.3 miles away

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Gleason Beach

0.4 miles away

Gleason is a narrow rocky beach south of Duncans Landing along the Sonoma County coast. There is a steep...

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Rock Point Beach

0.5 miles away

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1 review(s)
Very good0%
June 13, 2023

Excellent beach! The highway got moved inland due to erosion and caltrans is closing the beach in June while they work on restoring the creek.