Duncans Point

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Duncan's Landing Site
East side of Duncans Point in 2009
Duncans Point is located in California
Duncans Point
Duncans Point is located in the US
Duncans Point
Nearest city Jenner, California
Area 4 acres (1.6 ha)
NRHP Reference # 71000206[1]
Added to NRHP November 12, 1971

Duncans Point is a cape on the Pacific Coast of northern California in the United States. It is located in Sonoma County at 38°23′35″N 123°05′41″W / 38.393°N 123.0947°W / 38.393; -123.0947[2]Coordinates: 38°23′35″N 123°05′41″W / 38.393°N 123.0947°W / 38.393; -123.0947[2], approximately 45 miles (70 km) northwest of San Francisco and approximately 20 miles (30 km) west of Santa Rosa.

The point lies about halfway between Bodega Head (to the south) and Goat Rock (to the north). It is easily reached from State Route 1. The unincorporated community of Ocean View lies just north of the point.

The peninsula, which is approximately 300 yd (300 m) long, emerges from the coast to the south. It shelters a rocky inlet, named Duncans Cove[3] or Duncans Landing,[4] which is part of the Sonoma Coast State Beach. Duncans Landing is notoriously dangerous, due to large waves and strong surf.[5]


Duncans Point marked the southern limit of Pomo territory, and Duncans Landing was a place where coastal ships were loaded with food and lumber for export.[5]

The landing site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on November 12, 1971.[6]


Duncans Point is an uplifted wave-cut platform.[7]

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