Outdoor Activities in Bodega Bay

Looking for a little something more than a scenic stroll on the beach? Bodega Bay has you covered with a ton of fun local activities to try out on land and at sea!

The Links At Bodega Harbour Golf Course

Whether or not golf is your go-to game, you've got to check out The Links At Bodega Harbour Golf Course. This golf course was designed in the style of a Scottish links course, which means you'll be in for a challenging game. No matter what you score by the end of the day, you'll be smitten by The Link's charm and absolutely gorgeous views!

Tee Off At The Links At Bodega Harbour

Kayaking In The Bay

Bodega's signature bay is a delightful place to head out for a day of kayaking. On calm days the water is smooth to paddle through, and kayaking offers splendid views of our town and surrounding landscape. Plus, lucky kayakers may spot some exciting local wildlife such as seals and the plethora of coastal birds. Whether you hit the water on your own, or you book a guided tour, you have to try out a day of kayaking in Bodega Bay!

Bodega Bay Kayak Rentals And Tours


Anglers will have a fantastic time casting a line at Bodega Bay. You can enjoy a spot of fishing in the bay, out in the open ocean, and along a couple creeks and rivers near Bodega Bay. You're catch will vary depending on the time of year you visit, but some of the most popular catches include rockfish, salmon, and California halibut. For more information on the types of fish and fishing options available in Bodega Bay, check out this great Fishing Booker post.

Bodega Bay Fishing Shop And Charters

Birding In The Bay

There's a reason why bird enthusiasts flock to Bodega Bay. Throughout the year, you can find over a hundred bird species either living permanently near Bodega, or migrating through during different seasons. Learn more about Bodega Bay's birding scene with this comprehensive bird-watching guide.


FUN FACT: Bodega Bay was also where Alfred Hitchcock filmed his famous horror-thriller, "The Birds."


Wave goodbye to dry land for a day and hop on a surfboard in Bodega Bay. The surfing scene along this stretch of the Northern California coastline is excellent, and a great place for both beginners and experiencedd surfers. Bodega's most popular surfing spots are at Salmon Creek and Doran Beach, but you can also take a short drive south to catch waves at Dillon Beach. Check surf conditions for all three beaches by heading to Surfline's Bodega Bay report.

Surfing Shop And Rentals