Experience & Explore | Northern California Coast
The Pacific Ocean beckons…
Northern California has some of the most beautiful and rugged coastline in the world. Due west of The Wine Country Inn, approximately 75-90 minutes by car you are rewarded by stunning views of cliffed coastline, white sand beaches and thunderous surf. Though the water is quite cold and very few venture into the water this also keeps mad crowds away on most days, even in the summer. But bring a jacket! Many times there can be as much as a 50 degree difference in the temperature from St. Helena to Bodega Bay (where to Alfred Hitchcock thriller The Birds was filmed).
Fort Ross, the southern most incursion of Russian fur traders on the North American continent is just up the coast another 45 or so minutes. Along some of the most scenic coastline in the world. This is pretty much an all-day trip if you round it out with a few Sonoma County wineries.