Swimming

Youth swimming in the ocean as part of the YES! Coast program

Lifeguarded Beaches

Spring Lake Swimming Lagoon

Spring Lake features a summer swimming lagoon that includes a floating water park, recreational swimming and lap swimming. Swimming hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Lifeguards are on duty daily. Admission is free. Free life vests are available. Lagoon water is chlorinated, filtered and tested regularly to ensure it exceeds water-quality standards. The lagoon also features a sandy beach, lawns shaded by redwoods and multiple picnic sites. Parking is $7 or free with a Regional Parks membership

Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach

Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach provides access to the Russian River for wading, swimming, boating, sunbathing and fishing. Lifeguards are on duty daily in the summer. Beach admission is free. Parking is $7 or free with a Regional Parks membership

Russian River Beaches

Steelhead Beach, Forestville River Access, Sunset Beach and other Regional Park beaches provide access to the Russian River for fishing, swimming, boating, water sports and sunbathing. Lifeguards patrol river parks intermittently Fridays through Sundays in the summer. Please use extreme caution if you enter the water. Wear a life vest and follow rules on posted signs. Know your abilities. Swim with a companion, and be aware of hazardous conditions, such as drop offs and currents. Street parking regulations in river communities are strictly enforced. 

Water Quality at Russian River Beaches

Sonoma Coast Beaches 

Regional Park beaches along the Sonoma Coast are not patrolled by lifeguards, and with the exception of Doran Regional Park, swimming or wading in the ocean is not advised because of powerful waves and currents. 

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