A pretty drive through the Sonoma foothills leads to Bodega Bay and then beyond to Bodega Head. This is a spectacular perch that towers over the coast and sea. Bodega Head is the prominent rocky point that protects Bodega Harbor from the west. This large point has a rugged coastline that is exposed to strong waves and cool damp weather. There is a small sandy beach below the parking lot. A steep path north of the picnic area leads to the beach where you can feel the raw energy of the ocean. The real draw to Bodega Head is the network of hiking trails that loop around the headlands.