Just ninety minutes away from the Bay Area, our Guerneville location is in the heart of Northern California’s beautiful Sonoma Wine Country. In addition to summer fun activities and camping on the Russian River, Johnson’s Beach is the perfect place from which to explore all that the region has to offer.
From the Bay Area, head north on Highway 101 to the north end of Santa Rosa. Take Exit 494, the River Road/Guerneville/Russian River Resort Area exit. Turn left onto River Road and travel 15 miles to Guerneville. Go through the two stoplights in town then turn left onto Church Street. To get to the beach, continue straight ahead on Church. To get to the lodge, cabins and campground, turn left on First Street. The driveway is about one half block down First Street on the right.
Johnson’s Beach on the Russian River in Guerneville is the perfect home base from which to tour the surrounding Sonoma County area.
Our accommodations and stretch of pebble beach are just downriver from the historic Guerneville Bridge and a short walk from the lazy buzz of Main Street, Guerneville’s quaint town center. Explore Guerneville on foot and discover its assortment of locally owned shops and restaurants, including antique stores, an old-fashioned 5&10 and creative and delicious eateries.
Just a couple miles away from our beach are the ancient coastal redwoods of Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve. Take a leisurely bike ride or a short drive to the park and experience the magnificence of these giant beauties with a stroll along the forest floor or a more energetic hike on one of the park’s elevated trails.
Nestled in the Russian River Valley, Johnson’s Beach is at the epicenter of Sonoma Wine Country. Travel several miles in any direction to marvel at the vast expanse of vineyards stretching across the valley and savor amazing local wines at world-class wineries.
Just a 15-minute drive to the ocean, our beach is a great starting off point for a day trip to the majestic northern Pacific Coast. Follow the river to the sea on scenic Highway 116, stopping to experience the other small distinctive towns of West County along the way. At the coast, take a walk along the shore, see where the river flows into the ocean, and catch a glimpse of the harbor seals.
Our beach provides the venue for the acclaimed Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival. Whether a festival goer or vacationing guest, Johnson’s Beach is the place to be for summer’s main events.