Bonny Doon, California

Bonny Doon
Location of Bonny Doon in Santa Cruz County, California.
Location of Bonny Doon in Santa Cruz County, California.
Bonny Doon is located in California
Bonny Doon
Bonny Doon
Position in California.
Coordinates: 37°02′37″N 122°08′13″W / 37°02′37″N 122°08′13″W / 37.04361; -122.13694UTC-7 (PDT)
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bonny Doon, California

Bonny Doon is a census-designated place in Santa Cruz County, California.[2] It is situated northwest of the city of Santa Cruz, considered part of the southern San Francisco Bay Area or northern Monterey Bay Area. Bonny Doon's population was 2,678, as reported by the 2010 United States Census.

It was founded in the 1850s as a logging camp. The current name can be attested back to 1902:[4] John Burns, a Scotsman living in Santa Cruz, named Bonny Doon after a line in the Robert Burns song "The Banks O' Doon". The line is: "Ye banks and braes o' bonnie Doon...", and refers back to the Doon River in Scotland. Evidence of 2,600 years of occupation by Native Americans has been found in the area.[citation needed]

Bonny Doon has no city center or commercial shops, but features several wineries, a church, two fire stations, a lavender farm, an ecological reserve, an elementary school, and a private-use airport. A beach of the same name is nearby.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 16.7 square miles (43.2 km²), all of it land. The area sits at an elevation of 1,476 feet (450 m).[2]

Other Languages
Cebuano: Bonny Doon
español: Bonny Doon
polski: Bonny Doon
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Bonny Doon, California
Volapük: Bonny Doon