Sunset Beach River Park

Forestville, California

based on 1 reviews


Added by Tyler Drake

Sunset Beach River Park is located off River Road in Forestville, California. The beach offers up picturesque views of the Russian River and is a great spot to end your float if starting at Steelhead Beach.

The Beach:

The beach is about a quarter of a mile walk from the parking area. Keep this in mind as you pack for your day. You can pull a wagon behind you with towels, snacks, etc, but for the last few steps down to the beach, you'll likely need help carrying it to ensure a smooth arrival. 

A large portion of the beach is gravel so make sure to bring padded blankets or chairs to sit on.

The Water:

The gentle river currents provide a safe and inviting space for swimming and wading. You can bring your own paddleboard or kayak, but it will be a little bit of a long carry to launch from this location. 


Dogs are permitted on leash at the beach.


There is a parking lot at the beach with paid parking. Keep in mind that this location can get very busy, especially on summer weekends. Consider taking the Regional Parks River Shuttle which runs from 9am to 6pm Memorial Day through Labor Day. 


Sunset Beach River Park is equipped with picnic tables right after leaving the parking area. Restrooms are available for your convenience in the same area.

Nearby Attractions:

Downtown Forestville has several tasty places to stop including Nightingale Breads (check their website for daily specials!). Also, Korbel Champagne Cellars is only 2 miles west of the

Additional Information:

Visit the Sonoma County Regional Parks website

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Sunset Beach River Park Reviews

Sunset Beach River Park has an ample parking lot. There is a small fee you have to pay to park there with rangers checking in occasionally. Note that it's about a quarter mile walk from the parkint lot to the water.

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


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