Bodega Bay CA Homes for Sale
Updated Real Estate Listings in Bodega Bay California
Bodega Bay is a coastal village in Sonoma County, stretched along a beautiful piece of coastline that attracts visitors in search of a peaceful oceanfront getaway. It is known as one of the best places for whale watching, particularly on the Bodega Bay Peninsula jutting into the Pacific Ocean to create the village's namesake bay. Bodega Bay also features the only safe swimming area in the ocean in Sonoma County, as the bay has calm enough waters to safely accommodate swimming, surfing, and boogie boarding.
Just 30 minutes from Santa Rosa, Bodega Bay is near enough to all the dining, shopping, and amenities you need while preserving a peaceful atmosphere in town.
Things to Do in Bodega Bay
Bodega Bay is a favorite location for hiking, biking, and whale watching. Take a walk or a bike ride along the beach every day to maximize the enjoyment you receive from living in such a beautiful place. The beaches are also an attraction in and of themselves, as one of the only safe places to play in the Pacific Ocean in the area. Pack a picnic or fly a kite, and don't forget to bundle up if you will stay for the sunset (which we suggest you do).
Whale watching belongs on every Bodega Bay resident or visitor's bucket list. During prime whale-watching season, volunteers from the Whale Watch Public Education Program are at Bodega Head to answer questions about whales and their migration. Whale watching season runs from January to Mother's Day.
If you move to Bodega Bay, you may want to consider investing in a kayak or two. The bay is the perfect place for a picturesque paddle. To make sure kayaking is for you, consider renting a kayak first. Guided tours are available with rentals for beginners or those who are new to the area.
One of the benefits of living right on the sea is access to the freshest seafood because of your proximity to a fishing port. For delicious seafood, residents of Bodega Bay have multiple excellent choices:
- Spud Point Crab Company is a casual restaurant where guests dine on fresh crab sandwiches or clam chowder at picnic tables looking out over the nearby fishing docks.
- The Tides Wharf Restaurant was featured in Alfred Hitchcock's famous The Birds, and is a causal dinner spot with breathtaking views and an inspiring menu.
- Terrapin Creek Cafe is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion, with a seasonally changing menu that has garnered national attention, all served in a neighborly atmosphere with a focus on fresh and delicious food.
Schools in Bodega Bay
Bodega Bay is not a large city but does have a public elementary school. Middle and high school students attend school in neighboring cities, all a part of Shoreline Unified School District. The district is highly rated and many schools feature excellent class sizes and student-teacher ratios.
Bodega Bay Real Estate
The real estate market in Bodega Bay is highly competitive, with a limited inventory in this highly desirable location. There are just a few buildable lots in town, with mostly single-family homes on large lots boasting ocean views. You will not find any apartments or condos in Bodega Bay. Small Bodega Bay homes are listed around $1 million, with just a few new construction single-family homes starting at around $1.4 million. Large acreage is rare but is sometimes available for patient buyers. There are also some luxury multi-million dollar homes showcasing impressive ocean views and sprawling floor plans.
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