What? : A small
park with a nice beach and cliff with ocean viewpoint.
Where? : Gualala Point Regional Park is a small
coastline park located at the mouth of the Gualala River in north corner of Sonoma
County, just south of Gualala town and 36 miles north of Jenner on hwy 1.
Due note: Gualala
Point Regional Park features a small campground (located on the east side of
My thoughts: We
planned a short stop here on our way north for observation and to starch our
lags, but we stayed there for about an hour and a half. At the bay, about 150
meters from the shore, there were 3 whales that just swimming there for a long
A small park
with a very long beach on the mouth of the Gualala river.
The park is
popular with day hikers, beachcombers, picnickers, birders and whale-watchers.
Most of the
park is flat open grassland, the short trails will take you along the coastal sea
cliffs, to the sandy beach and near the Gualala River.
The downside of
this beach that it is relatively far from the parking lot (about half a mile)
Less than 2
miles easy hike that will take you to the bay viewing point and from there to
the seashore dunes.
South of Gualala Point beach on
Sea Ranch Chapel:
north of Jenner on hwy 1, you can see on your right (going north) the small
interesting building, this chapel is open to the public and has a parking lot.
Just stop and
take some pictures and admire the interesting building.
Black Point Beach:
north of Jenner on hwy 1, you can see on your left (going north) the entrance
to the small parking lot.
Short hike at
the open meadow and down 3 floors of stairs to access beach long but secluded