Discover this quiet California community along the Pacific Coast Highway, where the views are unobstructed and the simple life rules.
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Bodega Bay also offers more affordable real estate relative to the pricey San Francisco Bay area, with homes—from cozy one-bedroom bungalows to glass-fronted contemporary abodes—ranging from $450,000 to $2 million.
And while the warmer months tend to bring an influx of visitors, it's mostly quiet here. "I love being able to walk the beach—especially in off-season—and be the only footprints I see in the sand," says Adams. "There are no traffic lights, there are no honking horns. It's just wonderfully peaceful."
Pictured left: Playtime on the beach