When it get’s hot, get to a beach! Riverwood Cottage has it’s own beach, located at the end of the property, on the summer island. Wade across the water and stake a claim. Or, if you want a change of scenery, we are close to several river and Sonoma Coast beaches.

Blind Beach

Beautiful, dog-friendly beach near Goat Rock. Blind Beach is located south of Jenner and the Russian River in Sonoma County. Long narrow beach that’s great for beachcombing and fishing. Offshore is a large rock with an arch in it (Arch Rock) and many other photogenic  sights.

Highway 1/Goat Rock Road

Goat Rock Beach

A colony of seals live here in the summer so dogs aren’t permitted, even on-leash. Goat Rock Beach is located between Goat Rock Point and the Russian River near the town of Jenner.

Highway 1/Goat Rock Road

Johnson’s Beach

Riverside campground with a beach open to the public. Canoes, single and double kayaks and pedal boats for rent. Roped off kiddie pool. Facilities begin to open on weekends in May and then daily in June. Closes at end of September. No pets.

16215 First Street

Monte Rio Beach

The largest public beach on the lower Russian River and ADA accessible. East of the Monte Rio Bridge is Big Rocky Beach, with food concessions and kayak, canoe and paddleboard rentals. Open from Memorial Day weekend through the last weekend in September.

West of the Monte Rio Bridge is Sandy Beach. This beach is open year-round and is popular for fly-fishing. Sandy Beach is dog-friendly with leashes are required.

20400 Bohemian Highway
Monte Rio