The parking lot has an elevation of 6 feet. Located about a mile north of the town of Bodega Bay, turn left off Hwy 1 (when driving north) into the Bodega Dunes Campground entrance. After going through the entrance kiosk and checking in with the Ranger, make the first right turn and follow the road until it terminates in a parking lot. To get down to the beach follow the trail by the restrooms down to the ramp that gives access to the beach. This beach can have large waves to keep you eyes open. There are trash bins up by the parking lot next to the restrooms. You will need to check with State Parks to find out whether the restrooms are open.
The closest emergency service is Palm Drive Emergency Hospital located at 501 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol CA 95472. Head south on highway 1. Turn left onto Bodega Hwy. Continue for 10.4 miles before turning right onto Jewell Ave. In 400 feet, turn left onto Willow St, after which you will turn right onto Gravenstein Hwy S. In 0.4 miles you will take a sharp left onto Petaluma Ave, Palm Drive Emergency Hospital will be on your right.
The closest ranger station is the Salmon Creek Ranger Station located on highway 1 between South Salmon Beach and North Salmon Beach.