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Ginochio’s Kitchen has breakfast and lunch, plus delicious Taylor Made Coffee, and go 'Wine Surfing® ;a renowned tradition invented by Gourmet Au Bay; choose any three wines from the daily list, served to you on a surfboard.
Ginochio’s Kitchen has breakfast and lunch, plus delicious Taylor Made Coffee, and go 'Wine Surfing® ;a renowned tradition invented by Gourmet Au Bay; choose any three wines from the daily list, served to you on a 'surfboard'.

The Beautiful Sonoma Coast & Bodega Bay is OPEN

Jun 30, 2020
by Patty Ginochio, Ginochio’s Kitchen & Sonoma Concierge.


OPEN OPEN OPEN! The beautiful Sonoma coast & Bodega Bay is open.  How much we have all missed it.  Now we need to show the coast, the local businesses & the town of Bodega Bay some kindness, patience & love. 

KEEP THE COAST PRISTINE & TAKE THE PLEDGE – Welcome back visitors!  We invite you to pledge your support to ‘Traveling Kindly’ in Bodega Bay and Sonoma County, and choosing to make a positive impact to the health and well-being of our thriving local communities, abundant experiences and breath-taking natural landscapes. 

Don’t forget facial coverings (masks) and social distancing are required. 

You may wonder, why do I need a mask at the beach?  If you pass by someone on the trail and you can’t maintain 6 feet apart, then you need to mask up!  If you are injured, you need to wear a mask so the Bodega Bay Firefighters and Paramedics don’t risk their lives saving yours.

DELICIOUS DINING IS AWAITING YOU! NEED A SEAFOOD FIX?  Local seafood such as King Salmon, Crab, Fish & Chips. Who can resist a steaming bowl of clam chowder?  Check out the full list of restaurants here:

Candy & Kites you can't miss it!

CRAVING SWEETS, TAFFY, TOYS, A KITE TO FLY & SIP SOME WINE? Check out   Patrick’s Taffy,   Candy & KitesThe Tides Gift Shop  and Second WindCandy, Toys, Sweets & Fun.  Large assortments of every yummy flavor, toys and lots of fun.   Nom Nom Cakes, with special ahead order, can make an event super special with custom made cakes, cookies, pies and sweets.  

A WINERY IN BODEGA BAY? Yes, we have a winery tasting room too in Bodega Bay!  Don’t miss visiting Sonoma Coast Vineyards   “SCV” Wine on the edge!  Sonoma Coast Vineyards handcrafts wines from a unique cold-climate growing area west of the Russian River Valley and a mere five miles from the Pacific Ocean.  Our tasting room and patio feature beautiful views of the harbor and cozy fireplace for chilly days.  Wine Surfing®  has become a renowned tradition and was invented by  Gourmet Au Bay.  You may choose any three wines from the daily list of by the glass options, they are presented  to you on a surfboard for you to enjoy. 

ON THE WATER IS THE PLACE TO BE – Looking for a Charter Fishing Boat? Try Reel MagicThe New Sea AnglerSVA Marine,   North Bay Charters  or   Miss Vic. Many of the Charter boats are now also offering sunset bay & wine cruises, as well as whale watching tours. Want to go sailing, then check out Bodega Bay Sailing Adventures. Bodega Bay Surf shack offers kayaking and Stand up Paddleboard rentals and tours.  Want to catch a Trout?  Try Hagemann Trout Farm for the perfect fishing experience for all ages and experience level. 

EXPERIENCE BODEGA BAY FROM HORSEBACK – Rides are available on the ranches as well as coastal beach rides from Horse N Around Trail Rides and Chanslor Stables.  What better way to enjoy the stunning beauty of Bodega Bay than riding a stunning horse?  Book ahead though!  

Bodega Coast Inn, right as you enter Bodega Bay.

NEED A PLACE TO REST AFTER PLAYING AT THE BEACH? Our hotels, vacation rentals and campgrounds are open.  Many are already booked for months so don’t delay, make your reservation today! Bodega Bay Lodge,   Inn At The TidesBodega Coast Inn & Suites Bodega Harbor Inn,   Bodega Bay Inn   for your hotels. 

For campgrounds we have  Doran, The DunesWrights Beach, Bodega Bay RV Park, & Porto Bodega to name a few.  Vacation rental home agencies of Bodega Bay & Beyond, Bodega Bay Escapes and Bodega Bay BEST Vacation Rentals are taking reservations.  Also check out Juli’s Haven and Bodega Bay Rentals too!

Smoked Beef Brisket Texas Style mixed with Country Potatoes topped with 2 eggs at Giniochios BBQ, Bakery, Pasta KItchen overlooking the Bay.IF YOU NEED A WAKE-UP COFFEE & BREAKFAST – Be sure to visit Jim’s Roadhouse Coffee   and   Left Coast Latte for a steaming cup of coffee and sweet treats. Ginochio’s Kitchen  has breakfast and lunch, plus delicious Taylor Made Coffee that pairs nicely with their house-made caramel bacon monkey bread on their outdoor waterfront patio. Get some ice cream and coffee atCaptain Davey’s Ice Cream & Espresso!  What a delicious combination.

FUN-FILLED SHOPPING AWAITS! Check out   Eclectic Amanda Vintage & Cute Stuff   for a selection of vintage items, artisan-made candles, soaps and cute beachy decor. Amanda is a Certified Antique and Numismatic Appraiser specializing in the Victorian Time Period and the 1940's. Another shopping treasure is Coastal Treasures Bodega Bay  is filled with coastal treasures.

Coastal Treasures


Patty Ginochio






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