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Seal Lookout, Jenner

Wine Country/Santa Rosa, CA
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Seal Lookout, Jenner, Wine Country/Santa Rosa California

Description

At the mouth of the Russian River, where it meets the ocean at Jenner, there is a protected seal rookery. Baby seals swim and wiggle along on the sand, while big seals laze in the sun. You can hear them honk and roar even from high up on the roadside. Behind you, mountains tower above, and out at sea, solitary rocks jut out of the mist. It's a gorgeous view and well worth the stop!
Dogs are not allowed in this area or on any of the bluffs above the beaches here.
If you're hungry, you have to try the incredibly yummy Sizzling Tandoor Restaurant, one second south from here across the Highway 1 bridge.
Just a little south along Highway 1, stop and check out wonderful Whale Point and Goat Beach, for a great stormy beach scene.
If you're heading down the coast even further along Highway 1, after about 15 miles check out Bodega Bay, with its huge grey harbor and wild windy walks; and head inland a few miles to Bodega where you can see the schoolhouse where "The Birds" was filmed.

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Looking to the left over the rivermouth and Whale Point from Seal Lookout.
Looking to the left over the rivermouth and Whale Point from Seal Lookout.
Looking to the right at the jutting sea rocks from Seal Lookout.
Looking to the right at the jutting sea rocks from Seal Lookout.
 

Directions

From the Highway 116, turn north on Highway 1 towards Jenner. Very soon on your left, just after Burke Avenue, pull into an unmarked pullout on the road and look down at the rivermouth and seals!

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Wanda
10/22/2009 20:30
it was wonderful we had such a great time thanks

Wes
09/19/2009 19:33
Thanks for the advice, I love the California Coast where it's not overly developed!

Last Updated Tue, 21 Sep 2010 19:51:47 GMT