Sunday August 3rd 2014
Downtown Bodega – 17184 Bodega Hwy
Parade 1030ish
Live Music 11-130 Bears Belly
2-5 The Easy Leaves Duo

BBQ tri tip and chicken with chili, salad and garlic bread

BEER WINE and drinks

Desserts, kids games, crafts fair and a huge raffle.

Don’t miss out on this family oriented event. FREE ADMISSION

All Proceeds Benefit Bodega Volunteer Fire Department


Annual Sunset Dinner – Austin Creek State Recreation Area – Aug 2nd
SunsetDinnerAugust 2, 2014 5:00pm
Schoolhouse Flat, Austin Creek State Recreation Area
Shuttle service available to/from Guerneville
Call (707) 869-9177 to reserve
In 2013, Stewards held our first Sunset Dinner in Austin Creek SRA and it was a great success. The event overlooks the beautiful backcounty of this 5700 acre park. Schoolhouse Flat is lovely location for this evening event. We are pleased to feature Northwest Catering from Bodega Bay this year for our gourmet Dinner with wine pairings and acoustic entertainment.


2014 Menu 
Wines and Bubbly Choices:
Barefoot Bubbly
MacMurray Ranch Pinot Grigio
William Hill Chardonnay
MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir
Rancho Zabaco Zinfandel
Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon
Butter lettuce cups – Vegetarian
Anti-pasta skewers – Vegetarian
Smoked salmon crostini
Garden fresh mixed lettuce salad with bread and olive oil
Lemon herbed Smoked Chicken with seasonal vegetables and potatoes (or)
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-free Option: Delectible Tempeh with seasonal vegetables and potatoes
Dessert – TBD
Tickets: $100 per person
Limited to 80 participants
Tickets can be purchased HERE.

A Relaxing Weekend in Bodega Bay

BODEGA-BAYBODEGA BAY (KRON) — Think of the perfect weekend getaway: easy-to-reach, scenic, a place where everyday stresses just melt away. Relax, take a deep breath, welcome to Bodega Bay.
An easy and beautiful drive from San Francisco, Bodega Bay offers an amazing place to sit back and unwind. As you pass farms and stunning bands of wild flowers, you can feel the layers of city tension disappear.

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A beautiful video of Bodega Bay beaches by Anna Cummings set to the music “Let’s Take A Walk” by Ernesto Cortazar.

Big Book Sale in Bodega Bay – July 19-20 and July 26-27

BBschoolIf You Like Books~ You will Love the Big Book Sale in Bodega Bay.

Coming soon two weekends~ July 19 ~ 20 and July 26 ~ 27 Saturday Sunday 9AM~5 PM

Bodega Bay Grange Hall Highway 1 and Bodega Ave, Bodega Bay.

A benefit for Bodega Bay School PTA and After School Program.
The extremely well read members of our community have donated Thousands of Books , Movies ,Tapes , Games.
Something for everyone! Books make great gifts !

Art , History, Politics , Animals, Parks ,Computers, Business, Religion, Health, DIY, Psychology, Wild West , War , Travel , Historic Rare Classics collector items , Science, Cooking, Spanish, Children’s Books ~Thousands of Quality Paperbacks, Novel ,Fiction, History. If it was on a best sellers list chances are you will find it here.
Have a favorite author? chances are we may have every thing they wrote….
Did I mention the Big Bake sale too?
Drive out to the Beautiful Sonoma Coast Find those Books you always wanted ~ Enjoy a tasty baked treat !
Books make great gifts !

Coming soon two weekends~ July 19 ~ 20 and July 26 ~ 27 weekend 9AM~5 PM Bodega Bay Grange Hall Highway 1 and Bodega Ave, Bodega Bay.

Bird Walk Coastal Access Trail

BirdWalk trail large355 Highway 1, Bodega Bay
Accessible areas
Hiking/Walking Trails
Picnic Facilities

Hours: The park opens at 7:00 a.m. and closes at sunset.

Parking: $7 per vehicle for day use. $1 per person (vehicles with 10 or more people)

Dogs: Permitted on leash no longer than 6′ in length. License required.

Accessibility: Gravel, wheelchair accessible trails.

Ranger Phone: (707) 875-3540

The Bird Walk Coastal Access Trail offers those interested in viewing wildlife a unique opportunity to see a new side of Bodega Bay. The Sonoma County Regional Parks Department has revitalized a salt water marsh adjacent to the Bird Walk that is home to thousands of birds throughout the year.

Birdwalk Coastal Access contains 1.19 miles of trail that circles two ponds and offers coastal views along with excellent birding opportunities. After a brief rise from the parking lot, this gentle trail system has a gravel surface that is moderately accessible to wheelchairs. The Cheney Creek Bridge Trail connects Birdwalk Coastal Access to Doran Regional Park.

Accessible features include gravel, wheelchair accessible trails.

We Are Called to Rise: A Novel by Laura McBride

May I personally recommend a book to you? Read this. I promise you will be moved. — Carolyn

Bodega Bay Tandem Kayaking Tour

KayakExplore the Beauty of Bodega Bay During this Scenic Kayak Adventure

Explore the waters of the Sonoma Coast together as you and your guest enjoy a Tandem Kayak Tour in Bodega Bay. Picturesque views of the Northern California coast, encounters with indigenous marine life and bird spotting are part of this outdoor adventure!

Prices include:
20 minute on shore instruction
Guided tour with local expert guide
All equipment

$75 per person
4 person minimum

Make a reservation at Bodega Bay Kayak
(707) 875-8899 Cell
(707) 875-3944 Surf Shack or

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Visiting Parks with Your Dog

MollyCalifornia State Parks has many wonderful places for you and your dog to enjoy. We understand the benefits of visiting a state park with your dog – exercise is good for the body and spirit for both you and your furry companion.  In general, dogs are permitted in most state parks but must be on a leash not exceeding six feet in length at all times. It’s always a good idea to call ahead to see if dogs are allowed in the state park you wish to visit. However, please pay special attention to the following when taking your pet to a state park:

  • During the day, keep your dog on a leash that is no longer than six feet in length. If you leave your dog in a vehicle, remember that it may get too hot, even with the windows open.
  • Please do not take your dog (unless it is a service animal) into buildings or trails, unless it’s designated.
  • For sanitary reasons, dogs are not permitted on most beaches, except as listed below. Always check with a park ranger for any rules specific to the park you are visiting.
  • Please keep your dog calm and quiet. Vicious or unusually noisy dogs will not be allowed in the park.
  • At night, please keep your dog in your tent or vehicle to prevent conflicts between your dog and other dogs or passing campers.
  • Please understand that Park Superintendents have the discretion to further restrict areas open to pets (i.e., trails, buildings, etc.).
  • A rabies certificate or dog license may be required to bring a dog into a State Park.

Please remember that violations of these rules may lead to a costly citation. Remember too that you are financially responsible for injuries or damage caused by your dog. To ensure everyone’s visit to California State Parks is pleasant, please do not leave your pet unattended, and remember to clean up after them.


Call ahead phone numbers.

Dogs on State Beaches

Angeles District  818-880-0350 
Dogs are permitted at Thornhill Broome Beach (at Pt. Mugu) and in one marked area of Leo Carillo State Beach.North Bay Area District  (707) 865-2391

Channel Coast District  805-585-1850
Dogs are not permitted on Channel Coast District State Beaches. City of Ventura has some areas (Seaside Wilderness Beach, Harbor Cove, Promenade park and Marina Park Beach) where leashed dogs are allowed.

Monterey District  831-649-2836
Leashed dogs ARE allowed on Monterey State Beach from Wharf #2 to Seaside SB, Asilomar SB, Garrapata beach at Garrapata State Park, Carmel River SB, and paved or developed areas of Monterey District state beaches and parks. Dogs are NOT allowed on Zmudowski SB, Moss Landing SB, Marina SB, Salinas River SB, Seaside SB, Andrew Molera SP, and Point Lobos State Reserve, because these areas are nesting sites for the federally listed threatened Western Snowy Plover.

North Coast Redwoods District  707-445-6547
Dogs are permitted at Gold Bluffs Beach ONLY (in designated areas).

Orange Coast District  949-492-0802
Dogs are allowed on beach bike paths only. Some city beaches and unincorporated county areas allow dogs – check with them for rules.

Oceano Dunes  805-473-7230
Dogs are permitted on beach, but must be leashed.

Russian River 707-865-2391
Dogs are permitted except on coastal trails and at Goat Rock.

Russian River District Dog Guidelines

San Diego Coast District
Dogs are not permitted within this park district.
(*Exception is San Onofre State Beach which is under Orange Coast District administration.)

San Luis Obispo Coast District  805-927-2074 (Monday – Friday 8am – 4:30 pm)
Dogs are not permitted on beach or trails, except at campsites at Montana de Oro and San Simeon State Park campgrounds.Santa Cruz District  831-429-2850
Leashed dogs are permitted at Rio del Mar and Seacliff State Beach.

Mendocino District 707-937-5804
Leashed dogs are permitted in traditional campgrounds and in other designated areas.  Contact the District Office for more information.

July 5th Fireworks at Westside Park Starts at 9:30

fireworks2222444Fireworks show produced by Pyro Spectaculars and sponsored by the Bodega Bay Area Chamber of Commerce will start at dark (9:30PM) on July 5. The display can be seen from all around Bodega Bay. Handicap parking at Westside Park.