Lot subdivision began in 1970 by Transcentury Development. In 1975 the California Coastal Commission filed suit to impose conditions on the design and density. Nearly a year later went from 1400 lots to 725 as we have today.
Beautiful natural scenery and excellent restaurants
Bodega Harbor is a beautiful natural harbor at the northern end of Bodega Bay. The peaceful village of Bodega Bay on the northeast side of Bodega Harbor offers several excellent restaurants and independent local shops. Homes in Bodega Harbor are surrounded by stunning coastal scenery with numerous nearby beaches and hiking trails.
Bodega Harbor’s housing options mix classic and contemporary single-family homes with captivating landscaping and breathtaking views. The California Coastal Commission has restricted the number of lots available at Bodega Harbor to just 735 homes to preserve the community’s exceptional coastal beauty and tranquil seaside vibe.
Bodega Harbor is nestled within one of the most scenic portions of Sonoma County’s exquisite 55-mile coastline. Evolved from a sleepy fishing village into a relaxed tourist destination, a small fleet of fishing boats still sets off from Bodega Harbor to supply its restaurants with the freshest wild seafood. Popular activities around Bodega Harbor include hiking and horseback riding across stunning blufftop trails, exploring gorgeous sandy beaches, kayaking on Bodega Bay, whale watching on the Bodega Head Peninsula, and golfing on the 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Jr. course at the Links.
The Bodega Harbor shoreline is home to several great waterfront restaurants. Gourmet Au Bay pairs fresh seafood, elegantly prepared garden vegetables, and wood-fired flatbread pizzas with Sonoma County wines and craft beers. The outdoor deck at Gourmet Au Bay is the perfect place to relax and take in striking sunset views. Nearby The Boat House is another Bodega Bay favorite for seafood specialties such as fish and chips, clam chowder, calamari, scallops, prawns, and BBQ oysters. The Boat House also offers private boat charters and fishing excursions on Bodega Bay. Heading south along the Coast Highway from Bodega Bay, The Tides Wharf & Restaurant opens from breakfast through dinner for casual seafood dining and mesmerizing waterfront views, which were captured on film in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960s classic The Birds. Fishetarian Fish Market is the place to pick up take-home Pacific Ocean seafood, including fresh and sustainable cod, crab, salmon, and tuna. On Bodega Harbor’s western shoreline, Spud Point Crab Company serves delicious clam chowder and other ocean fares.
Heading north from Bodega Bay on the Coast Highway, Terrapin Creek is a laidback café and restaurant which has earned a Michelin Guide recommendation for its inventive global seafood dishes. La Bodeguita serves flavorful Mexican dishes in a casual roadside setting. Shops in Bodega Bay sell everything you need for enjoying Bodega Harbor’s incredible coastal scenery. Highlights include a vast selection of sports and single-line kites at Candy & Kites and all kinds of beachy apparel and outdoor wear at East Shore Outfitters. Diekmann’s Bay Store has been a community institution since 1946. This classic general store is stocked with groceries, picnic supplies, hardware, fishing equipment, and sundries. Diekmann’s also offers a great selection of local wines and microbrews plus made-to-order burgers, pizzas, sandwiches, and breakfast burritos. Pelican Plaza Grocery & Deli also offers a large selection of grocery items and ready-to-eat foods alongside gourmet local and imported cheeses.
Bodega Harbor is an exceptional recreation destination with lots of upscale amenities. The Links at Bodega Harbor features a challenging Scottish-style 18-hole links course designed by noted architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. Bodega Head is a four-mile-long and one-mile-wide rugged promontory separating Bodega Harbor and Bodega Bay from the Pacific Ocean. This dramatic peninsula is one of the best places to see migrating gray whales traveling between Mexico and Alaska during the migratory seasons of October through February and February through April. Bodega Head’s spectacular landscape also served as one of the primary filming locations for The Birds. The small inland village of Bodega also features several sites familiar to fans of Hitchcock’s movie. At the southern end of Bodega Harbor, Doran Regional Park features campsites and picnic areas surrounding a two-mile public beach with a boat launch. Bird Walk Coastal Access Trail runs for just over a mile around a saltwater marsh to the north of Doran Regional Park and provides excellent birdwatching opportunities.
The Shoreline Unified School District serves Bodega Harbor. Top educational opportunities include:
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