Making tracks to the beach
Furlong Gulch, Sonoma County. Furlong Gulch is one of several beaches you’ll come to as you travel along the 17 miles of beaches extending from the Vista Trail 4 miles north of Jenner all the way to Bodega Head. More than a dozen access points will take you to named strands in addition to Furlong (including Carmet Beach, Portuguese Beach and Marshall Gulch) separated by bluffs and headlands.
As tempting as it is to cut your dog loose along this stretch, please remember that she legally must remain on a leash. Doran Regional Park, a sandy, 120-acre spit that forms the northern border of Bodega Bay, is a favorite destination with a 2-mile beach where leashed dogs are welcome to accompany you on an invigorating walk.