Bodega Bay

Welcome to Bodega Bay

From the 1500s when Sir Francis Drake stopped to refit and re-supply his ship near Bodega Bay, the area along the Sonoma Coast has been destined for greatness. The natural beauty of Sonoma County real estate is continually admired.
It was just those features that attracted Alfred Hitchcock to the area to film his timeless classic “The Birds.” The landscape and breathtaking scenery still just as stunning as it was then. Take a drive up Bay Hill Road and you can view almost the exact scenery Tippi Hedren gazed at in her famous driving scene in “The Birds.”
A slower pace and the stunning vistas are only two reasons so many fall in love with this area and its oceanfront homes for sale. Northern California offers a wealth of advantages to families as well as retirees and those seeking second homes.
Located in southwest Sonoma County and just 1.5 hours from San Francisco, Bodega Bay is the gateway to the mostly undeveloped Sonoma Coast beaches and coastal hills that provide some amazing hiking, canoeing, surfing, and golf. Several small communities make up the area: Bodega Harbour, the Village, the Marina, Salmon Creek, Gleason Beach, Carmet, and Sereno del Mar.
Although it is definitely rural in character, Bodega Bay (population 1,423) is on the western edge of steadily growing Sonoma County with a population of nearly 500,000. And we’re within 30 minutes of Sonoma County population centers like Sebastopol, Santa Rosa, and Petaluma where you’ll find access to all of life’s necessary amenities – like art centers, shopping, hospitals, and our own airport. Plus, San Francisco and Oakland international airports are less than 80 miles south. Of course, there is also easy access to the Russian River Valley wine region where world-class Pinot noir, Chardonnay, and Zinfandel producers casually await your visit.

Overview for Bodega Bay, CA

1,283 people live in Bodega Bay, where the median age is 53.6 and the average individual income is $56,570. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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53.6 years

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Around Bodega Bay, CA

There's plenty to do around Bodega Bay, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Nom Nom Cakes, Dressmaker, and Miss Vic Sportfishing.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.09 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.12 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.24 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.1 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.17 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Bodega Bay, CA

Bodega Bay has 556 households, with an average household size of 2.16. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Bodega Bay do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 1,283 people call Bodega Bay home. The population density is 66.48 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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62.9 / 37.1%

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Schools in Bodega Bay, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Bodega Bay. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Bodega Bay Elementary
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