Bodega Marine Lab from the south, looking across Horseshoe Cove of Bodega Bay
Bodega Marine Reserve is a 362-acre (146 ha) nature reserve and marine reserve on the coast of northern California, located in the vicinity of the Bodega Marine Laboratory on Bodega Head. It is a unit of the University of California Natural Reserve System, that is administered by the University of California, Davis.
The reserve is adjacent to Bodega Bay and the open Pacific Ocean, on a peninsula in rural western Sonoma County.
Natural hazards of the area include high cliffs, sleeper waves, white sharks, poison oak, Lyme disease, hantavirus, skunks, and mountain lions.
Coordinates: 38°18′25″N 123°03′58″W / 38.307°N 123.066°W