Jenner Travel Guide

  • Jenner by the Sea
    Jenner by the Sea
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  • The mouth of the Russian River
    The mouth of the Russian River
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  • Seals Sunbathe Near the Mouth of the Russian River
    Seals Sunbathe Near the Mouth of the...
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Jenner Things to Do

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    by SteveOSF Updated Aug 16, 2008

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    On Highway 1, an overlook is available perched above the mouth of the Russian River. This spot offers nice views of the coast and the beaches below. Usually, a fair amount of seals can be seen sunning themselves on the beach. In the 1800s, these animals were almost hunted to extinction. If you do venture down to the beach, it would be wise to avoid the area occupied by the seals.

    Seals Sunbathe Near the Mouth of the Russian River The Coast at Jenner
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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Beaches

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    by LizC Written Oct 5, 2002

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    The California Sea Lions and Pacific Harbor Seals sun bathing on the sand bar are fun to watch, but they are also the center of hot debate in local samon fishing industry and wildlife protection agencies.

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  • Jenner Hotels

    7 Hotels in Jenner

Jenner Hotels

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  • Fort Ross Lodge

    20705 Highway 1, Jenner, California, 95450, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Wright's Beach

    Jenner, California, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Salt Point Lodge

    23255 Coast Highway 1, Jenner, California, 95450, United States

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Families

  • Timber Cove Inn

    21780 North Coast Highway 1, Jenner, California, 95450, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Casini Ranch Campground

    Jenner, California, United States

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Couples

  • Jenner Inn & Cottages

    10400 Coast Route 1, Box 69, Jenner, California, 95450, United States

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

  • Stillwater Cove Ranch

    22555 Highway 1, Jenner, California, 95450, United States

Jenner Restaurants

  • by billyg93 Written Oct 8, 2007

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    My wife and I have been to this area several times but never quite made it up to Jenner for dinner at this restaurant, although I had read about it numerous times. So when some friends of ours happened to be in the same area we decided to drive to Jenner. I wanted to show our friends the coast as they had been in Healdsburg area sampling wines. In the back of my mind River's End was our end destination.

    First of all if you can, and are coming from the Healdsburg area, take a drive down River Road to reach River's End. It is a spectacular drive with great scenery. As we neared the coast the temperature began to drop. River Road parrallels the Russian River and River's End is located where the mouth of the Russina River meets the Pacific Ocean.

    We arrived at 5:30 and sat at the bar, which is small, as the restaurant opened at 6 p.m. As it turned out that was the only reservation available for the night.

    First of all the views, even if you don't have a window table, are incredible. The restaurants sits on a cliff overlooking the ocean with the Russian River just to the south and in view also.

    The wait staff were very helpful. I asked for a window table but was told , "people call months in advance to book those table." Understandably so. Regardless there is not a bad table in the house.

    The food is anything but ordinary with all fresh ingredients and wonderful combinations. I had the pacific sea bass as my main course and it was delicious and bursting with flavors. It was just caught that afternoon and I believe it with how fresh it tasted.

    I also appreciated that the wait staff did not rush us. We sat for about two hours and truly savored this meal, from salad, appetizers, main course and dessert.

    I think this restaurant compares with some of the best and most innovative restaurants in Chicago. And the view is just the icing on the cake.

    I would recommend you call well in advance and reserve a window table and then just sit back and enjoy the evening.

    Favorite Dish: Fresh caught sea bass and any of the appetizers.

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    • Wine Tasting
    • Food and Dining

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Jenner Warnings and Dangers

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    by LizC Written Oct 5, 2002

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    Slower traffic ALWAYS has the right of way! Or your freezer better be big enough for a year's supply of steaks!

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Jenner Sports & Outdoors

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    by SteveOSF Updated Aug 16, 2008

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    Kayakers often paddle around the mouth of the Russian River. They explore the waters and can reach portions of the beach that would otherwise be inaccessible. Kayaks can be rented in Jenner right along Highway One.

    Kayakers Enjoy the Beach
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    • Beaches
    • Water Sports
    • Kayaking

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