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About Vista Point in Jenner, California

Vista Point is a high ocean overlook along Highway 1 north of Jenner. This day-use facility marks the north end of the massive 17-mile long Sonoma Coast State Park. Unfortunately there is no beach access from Vista Point, but the view from the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean are nice enough to warrant a stop. There is a picnic area here and a one-mile long hiking trail called the Vista Trail Loop. As advertised, this hike offers distant views for it’s entire length. The trail and the overlook are handicapped accessible. During the whale migration seasons (Nov-Jan and Mar-May) it is possible to see spouting gray whales from here. If you are looking for a sandy beach, Russian Gulch is south of here on the right just before the bridge.

14046 Highway 1
Jenner, CA 95450
Park Name
Sonoma Coast State Park
Other Names
Vista Trail Picnic Area
State Park
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on the trails
Free parking
Walking, Whale Watching, Picnicking
Trails, Picnic Tables, Ocean Overlook, Restrooms, Accessible Features
Map of Vista Point
Monte Rio, US
3:49 am, March 3, 2024
temperature icon 39°F
L: 39° H: 49°
Feels like 33.13 °F broken clouds
Wind gusts: 4 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0.04 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:41 am
Sunset: 6:08 pm
Humidity 83 %
Pressure1009 mb
Wind 4 m/s

Nearby Beaches

Russian Gulch

0.5 miles away

Russian Gulch is a pebbly beach in a deep cove where Russian Gulch Creek flows into the Pacific north...

View beach

Fish Head Beach

1.5 miles away

Fish Head Beach is a narrow driftwood-covered beach about two miles north of the visitor center in Jenner, California...

View beach

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