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Bodega Bay

Jun 30, 2008 05:00PM ● By Super Admin

On the coast of California, approximately 60 miles north of San Francisco, lies Bodega Bay; a charming, windy inlet that hugs the Pacific Coast shoreline and marks the boundary between Marin and Sonoma counties. Most famous as the setting of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller, The Birds, Bodega Bay offers far more than cinematic allure. Among the many reasons to visit the breezy, coastal enclave are quick daytrips to area hotspots, charter sportfishing and stunt kite-flys, but there are several more. Here’s a look at five Style faves.

Take Flight at The Tides
The Inn at the Tides has become a beacon for Birds-watchers, as its famed eatery, The Tides Wharf Restaurant and parking lot are prominently featured in the film. Naturally, Hitchcock’s flock of followers land at the legendary Inn each year before migrating south to San Francisco for the Vertigo movie tour – a quirky ode to the Master of Suspense and his most famous Bay Area film. For more information on his others, read Footsteps in the Fog: Alfred Hitchcock’s San Francisco. Members of the Inn crowd can make a reservation online at

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