Sunset Beach River Park

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

Large gatherings and group picnics are not allowed. Please see our Covid-19 Parks Status Updates page for information about visiting parks during the health emergency. 

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 access is not allowed during the coronavirus emergency. 

Safety and Accessibility

Lifeguards are not on duty.

ADA access is available 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