Sunset Beach River Park

11403 River Road, Forestville
  • Beaches
  • Birding
  • Fishing
  • Paddling
  • Picnic Area

Alcohol, large gatherings and charter bus access are not allowed. Please visit our Covid-19 Parks Status Updates page for more information. 

Sunset Beach offers easy access to the Russian River and is a summer destination for swimming, paddling and picnicking and a year-round spot for fishing and bird watching.

From the parking area, a short, unpaved trail passes a picnic area and leads to a rocky beach with beautiful views of redwood forests and the Hacienda Bridge.


Alcohol is not allowed in the park from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Fires or barbecues are not allowed on the beach.

UPDATED August 1, 2019
Commercial buses must make a reservation in order to enter the park on weekends and holidays from Memorial Day 2019 through September 30, 2020. To obtain a reservation, email or call (707) 565-2041 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


ADA access to a portable restroom and picnic areas. Three accessible parking spaces. 

Park Information


Sunset Beach River Park

11403 River Road

Forestville, CA 95436
38.502355, -122.9351161

$7 or free for members


7 AM to 30 minutes before sunset

Allowed on leash