While the weather has been heating up for Summer, I’ve got my eye focused on our next trip. We’re headed to Sea Ranch (The Sea Ranch), California! It’s on the coast, north of San Francisco and Bodega Bay. The weather is much, much cooler there, with highs in the 60’s. After our trip to Mendocino, this is one of the places we drove through on our way home. I would have loved to have been able to stop and explore more, so I’m really excited that we’re getting the chance to do so now. Here are some places on my list:
Fort Ross Historic Park
This place looked really adorable (in a 6th grade toothpick fort sort of way) when we drove by, so I’m really excited to return with the family to check it out.
Salt Point Nature Preserve
Cool reserve with lots of hiking trails, including a beach with Tefoni Sandstone rocks (pourous Sandstone, looks alien!).
This looks like a fun beach for exploring, with a small stream and easy access.
Tidepool Beach / Harbor Seal Rookery
I’ve heard this is the spot to see Harbor Seals, and that March – July is when they have their babies.
We stopped here during our drive, but not for long. I’m looking forward to exploring more with the boys and showing them the cool driftwood structures on the beach.
Bowling Ball Beach
I’m dying to see this in person (hint: It’s the 3rd photo down!). We drove by last time and the tide was too high for us to see anything. Keeping my fingers crossed that the timing is right!
Do you have any other recommendations for me? I’d especially love to hear about places to eat anywhere between Gualala and Bodega Bay.