Goat Rock Beach

Bodega Bay, California

Goat Rock, near the mouth of the Russian River, is known for its scenic shoreline and easily accessible sandy beach. Picnic tables and restroom facilities are also available. Goat Rock beach is home to a colony of harbor seals which are fun to watch, but please stay 50 yards from the seals, especially during pupping season (March - August.) Due to the protected status of the seals, NO DOGS are allowed on Goat Rock Beach. 707-875-3483

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • No data available

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 5th, 2019. Russian Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 13th, 2019 at 1:34 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Goat Rock Beach is sampled weekly from June 1st to October 1st.

Source Information

Russian Riverkeeper updates Sonoma County Coastal beaches weekly based on sample results from the Department of Health Services. A beach will be marked red when Total Coliform exceed 1,000 (if Fecal/Total is > .1) or 10,000 (if Fecal/Total is < .1) OR when Fecal Coliform exceeds 400 per 100 ml OR when Enterococcus exceeds 104 per 100 ml.

Sonoma County Department of Health Services monitors 7 coastal beaches weekly between April 1 and October 31.These beaches are visited by 50,000 people per year and are adjacent to storm drains, creek or rivers.

Water Quality Graph

Goat Rock Beach

Bodega Bay, California

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 5th, 2019. Russian Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 13th, 2019 at 1:34 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Goat Rock, near the mouth of the Russian River, is known for its scenic shoreline and easily accessible sandy beach. Picnic tables and restroom facilities are also available. Goat Rock beach is home to a colony of harbor seals which are fun to watch, but please stay 50 yards from the seals, especially during pupping season (March - August.) Due to the protected status of the seals, NO DOGS are allowed on Goat Rock Beach. 707-875-3483

Monitoring Frequency

Goat Rock Beach is sampled weekly from June 1st to October 1st.

Source Information

Russian Riverkeeper updates Sonoma County Coastal beaches weekly based on sample results from the Department of Health Services. A beach will be marked red when Total Coliform exceed 1,000 (if Fecal/Total is > .1) or 10,000 (if Fecal/Total is < .1) OR when Fecal Coliform exceeds 400 per 100 ml OR when Enterococcus exceeds 104 per 100 ml.

Sonoma County Department of Health Services monitors 7 coastal beaches weekly between April 1 and October 31.These beaches are visited by 50,000 people per year and are adjacent to storm drains, creek or rivers.

Water Quality Graph

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