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About Wrights Beach in Bodega Bay, California

Wrights Beach is the largest sandy beach between Bodega Bay and the Russian River in Sonoma County. It’s a great destination for day or overnight use. There is a campground with 25+ camp spots right on the ocean and you’ll find a day-use picnic area at the same entrance too. The campground is small and popular so you’ll need camping reservations during the summer. At the south end of the beach there is another day-use area known as Duncans Landing (a.k.a. “Death Rock”) that you should check out if you have time. Just stay away from the area where waves crash on the rocks.

Hikers will enjoy the Kortum Trail that starts at Wrights Beach and continues north to Shell Beach and other beach access points along the way. Wrights Beach and Duncans Landing are just two of the many shoreline accesses in Sonoma Coast State Park. Don’t consider swimming in the ocean here because of strong currents and watch for large sneaker waves that can roll in and knock down those close to shore.

Shoreline Highway
Bodega Bay, CA 94923
Park Name
Sonoma Coast State Park
State Park
Pet Details
Dogs are allowed on the beach (on leash only)
Fee for parking, camping
Fishing, Beachcombing, Hiking, Beach Walking, Sunbathing, Camping
Campground, Picnic Tables, Restrooms
Map of Wrights Beach
Bodega Bay, US
1:12 pm, June 17, 2024
temperature icon 80°F
L: 48° H: 80°
Feels like 79.57 °F few clouds
Wind gusts: 6 m/s
UV Index: 7.47
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:48 am
Sunset: 8:38 pm
Humidity 32 %
Pressure1013 mb
Wind 6 m/s

Nearby Beaches

Duncans Landing

0.3 miles away

Duncan’s Landing is located about half-way between Bodega Bay and Jenner along the Sonoma County coastline. The landing has...

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Rock Point Beach

0.6 miles away

Rock Point Beach is a tiny sandy spot amongst huge rocks just south of Duncan’s Landing along the Sonoma...

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Gleason Beach

0.7 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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