Sunset Beach

Forestville, California

A popular summer destination for swimming, paddling and picnicking, Sunset Beach offers easy access to the Russian River. It is also a popular year round spot for bird watching and fishing.

From the parking area, a short, unpaved trail passes a picnic area and leads to a rocky beach with beautiful views of redwood forests and the Hacienda Bridge.

Restrictions:
No fires or barbecuse on the beach

There is ADA access to portable restroom and picnic areas. Three accessible parking spaces.

Parking - $7 or free for Regional Parks members
Hours - 7 AM to 30 minutes before sunset
Dogs - Allowed on leash

Phone - Work Ranger Station: (707) 433-1625
Work CA Relay: 711

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • No data available

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 13th, 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 1:33 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Sunset Beach is sampled weekly from June 1st to September 1st.

Source Information

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services, in cooperation with the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board and the Sonoma County Water Agency, monitors bacterial levels in the water at beaches on the Russian River, and also monitors Spring Lake Lagoon in cooperation with the Sonoma County Regional Parks Department. Sampling is conducted once a week each summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day. For current postings, call the Beach Sampling Hotline at (707) 565-6552

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Water Quality Graph

Sunset Beach

Forestville, California

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 13th, 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 1:33 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

A popular summer destination for swimming, paddling and picnicking, Sunset Beach offers easy access to the Russian River. It is also a popular year round spot for bird watching and fishing.

From the parking area, a short, unpaved trail passes a picnic area and leads to a rocky beach with beautiful views of redwood forests and the Hacienda Bridge.

Restrictions:
No fires or barbecuse on the beach

There is ADA access to portable restroom and picnic areas. Three accessible parking spaces.

Parking - $7 or free for Regional Parks members
Hours - 7 AM to 30 minutes before sunset
Dogs - Allowed on leash

Phone - Work Ranger Station: (707) 433-1625
Work CA Relay: 711

Monitoring Frequency

Sunset Beach is sampled weekly from June 1st to September 1st.

Source Information

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services, in cooperation with the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board and the Sonoma County Water Agency, monitors bacterial levels in the water at beaches on the Russian River, and also monitors Spring Lake Lagoon in cooperation with the Sonoma County Regional Parks Department. Sampling is conducted once a week each summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day. For current postings, call the Beach Sampling Hotline at (707) 565-6552

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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