Sunset Beach River Park

11060 River Road, Forestville
  • Beaches
  • Birding
  • Fishing
  • Paddling
  • Picnic Area

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.

Commercial buses must make a reservation in order to enter the park on weekends and holidays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. 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

11060 River Road

Forestville, CA 95436
38.502355, -122.9351161

$7 or free for members


7 AM to 30 minutes before sunset

Allowed on leash