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My Top 5 Swimming Spots to Beat the Heat in the North Bay

  • Summer Olson Stubblefield
  • 08/30/23

Hey there, sun-soaked souls! When the summer sun blazes overhead, there's no better way to stay cool than by taking a plunge into the inviting waters of our beautiful region. 

So grab your swimsuits, sunscreen, and sense of adventure, because I'm about to reveal my top five favorite swimming spots that are perfect for beating the heat and creating cherished memories.


  1. Bass Lake - Marin County

Nestled in the heart of Marin County, Bass Lake is a serene oasis that beckons swimmers of all ages. Surrounded by towering trees and tranquil nature, this hidden gem is a true escape from the hustle and bustle. 

The shimmering waters offer a refreshing respite from the heat, and the calm atmosphere is ideal for unwinding and recharging. Whether you're floating lazily or making a splash with your loved ones, Bass Lake is a slice of paradise worth exploring.


  1. Mother's Beach - Russian River

Looking for a family-friendly spot that's as inviting as it is picturesque? Look no further than Mother's Beach on the Russian River. This beloved spot is a haven for kids and parents alike, boasting gentle waters and a sandy shoreline perfect for building sandcastles or playing frisbee. The sense of community here is palpable, making it a fantastic place to connect with fellow water enthusiasts while creating cherished memories with your little ones.


  1. Doran Beach - Kid-Friendly Haven

When it comes to a kid-friendly swimming destination, Doran Beach takes the cake. Located in Bodega Bay, this family-friendly paradise offers calm, shallow waters that are ideal for little swimmers. 

The expansive shoreline provides plenty of room for building sand sculptures and enjoying picnics, making it an all-around enjoyable experience for families seeking a day of fun in the sun.


  1. Dillon Beach - A Canine Paradise

Calling all dog lovers! Dillon Beach is not just a haven for humans; it's a paradise for our furry friends too. With its leash-free policy, this stretch of coastline allows your four-legged companions to run and play to their heart's content. 

As you bask in the coastal beauty and refreshing waters, your canine companions can make new friends and explore the sandy terrain. It's a win-win for everyone seeking an unforgettable day by the water.


  1. China Camp State Park - A Hidden Gem

Tucked away in San Rafael, China Camp State Park is a true hidden gem that offers a refreshing twist on the traditional swimming experience. Explore the park's scenic trails before reaching the calm waters of the bay. Dip your toes into the tranquil lagoon or take a more adventurous plunge into the open bay – the choice is yours. 

The unspoiled beauty and peaceful ambiance make China Camp State Park a place you'll want to return to again and again.

But wait, there's more! As a North Bay local, I understand that our region is brimming with diverse swimming options. From sparkling lakes to meandering rivers and stunning coastal stretches, there's a swimming spot for every water lover. 

Whether you're seeking a peaceful retreat, a place to bond with family and friends, or a destination that welcomes your furry companions, Marin and Sonoma Counties have it all.

As the sun shines bright and the temperature climbs, remember that these swimming spots are not just places to cool off; they're havens of natural beauty, community, and pure enjoyment.

Whether you're looking to find your dream home or exploring investment opportunities in the area, I'm your dedicated Sonoma County real estate expert. Feel free to reach out to me anytime to make your real estate dreams a reality.


Stay cool and keep swimming,

Summer Olson Stubblefield
Your Sonoma County Guide

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Introducing Summer Olson Stubblefield, your trusted real estate professional specializing in the picturesque communities of Petaluma and Sebastopol, CA. What sets Summer apart is her genuine passion for the intricate details of preparing homes for the market and she finds pure joy in witnessing the spark of connection between her clients and the spaces that will become the backdrop to their next chapter.

Immersed in the rich culture of the area, Summer possesses an in-depth understanding of the local real estate market. Her exceptional dedication, hard work and expertise have earned her a well-deserved place on the RealTrends Top Real Estate Professionals list for three consecutive years, solidifying her position in the top 1% of Sonoma County Realtors. 

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Beyond her professional accolades, Summer finds joy in yoga, the beach, the mountains and cherishing every sunset with her family of five in Sebastopol. Her genuine warmth and commitment make her the ideal partner for all your real estate needs in Petaluma, Sebastopol and Greater Sonoma County. 

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