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Best things to do in Jenner

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“Great views of the ocean and access to the beach and mouth of the Russian River. ”
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Lodging
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“It's not a scene for singles. It's a tiny little restaurant with a lovely view of the mouth of the Russian River, with an excellent bar and restaurant. Parking is horrible. But if you are going to the coast and coming back from Goat Rock Beach, then you just plain MUST stop at River's End, at least for a drink at the bar. Their chowders are FABULOUS, as are their salads, and you can eat at the bar, so don't bother to reserve a table if it's only 2 of you deciding to go there at the last minute. You won't regret it, I promise!”
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Beach
“Yes they filmed "The Goonies" here!! My favorite drive up the hill and come around the corner for a "wow" view of the rugged coastline. Park at the bluff lot for a vigorous swithback hike down to lovely Blind Beach. This is also where the Kortum Trail begins by heading south on the bluff. Or keep driving and park in one of the lower lots for easier access to Blind Beach and Goat Rock Beach. Park in the north lot for a hike over to the Russian River mouth where you can usually observe large groups of seals and other wildlife, a magical place where waters converge. ”
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Café
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“Where the Russian River meets the ocean, a great place to take it all in on a nice day.”
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Natural Feature
“Jenner Beach has Kayak rentals and little food places. If you go to Goat Rock, just up the road, you will find park parking and possibly a 'walk' if on a crowded day. Usually there are seals and their pups in a small area at the north end of the beach. There usually are Dossiers there to answer questions and steer you away from getting too close to the seals. ”
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Lodging
“New owners recently took over the Jenner Inn and opened a new restaurant and bar. It's just down the hill, and open for lunch and dinner. We like it.”
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Travel Agency
“Spend the day on a kayaking tour from the Russian River to the river's end to the Pacific Ocean! ”
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Natural Feature
“This is a thick and burly beach break just south of the town of Jenner. Blind Beach is a somewhat protected beach break guarded by large rock outcroppings. This beach can capture large swell from virtually any direction. Blind Beach can hold overhead swell and produce a heavy wave with fast barrels. As a result, this isn’t a very good break for novice surfers.”
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Restaurant
“This place is radical. Tasty wholesome buffet, always different. Pay what you wish! Engage in thought provoking conversation or just take in the bucolic view of the Russian River while enjoying food that reminds you of your immigrant grandma's natural home cooking. ”
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Natural Feature
“Great Drive along the Russian River and you can take it all the way to Bodega Bay and Head back to Santa Rosa through the town of Sebastopol”
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Locality
“Kayak rentals are offered in Jenner (by the gas station) through WaterTreks Eco Tours or Lotus Kayaks. You can rent by the hour. If you’ve brought your own kayaks, launch from the ramp right by the State Park office. ”
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Bus Station
“Jenner is a button town over looking the estuary, where the river meets the sea. There is a visitors center, cafe and restaurant. Ocean beach access is nearby”
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Street Address
“The most beautiful things from all over the world. A one-of-a-kind fair trade bag made by women from a tiny village in Guatemala. Stunning $15 Nepalese turquoise earrings. Everything's unique.”
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Travel Agency
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Natural Feature
“Penny Island was once home to a cattle ranch, serviced by a small barge that shuttled livestock across the river. Now you can grab a kayak and paddle across to explore the little island in the river as it lagoons just before it hits the Pacific.”
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