Today I posted an Open Source Photo Guide for Sonoma Coast State Beach in Northern California. Located less than two hours north of San Francisco, Sonoma Coast State Beach includes 17 miles of beaches from Bodega Bay north to a point four miles north of the town of Jenner.
While the beaches themselves are sandy, there are a lot of large sea stacks and arches only a short distance off shore. Landscape photographers will find endless possibilities photographing from both the cliffs above the beaches, as well as from down on the beach. Each of the beaches are accessible by a short walk from one of twelve parking lots along Highway 1.
During the summer, this region is especially interesting to photographers because of the thick fog that blankets the beaches in the morning, then slowly burns off during the day.