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A peaceful, beautiful beach with no danger of sleeper waves

Any of the other beaches here have warnings about the sleeper waves. Every year people don't heed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SheilaSwanLaufer
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Bodega Bay, California
Bodega Bay Road Trip...

Wow what a great find. Very clean beach and area.Not a bad drive from the Sacramento area for just... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
BobCat586
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Yuba City, California
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Challenging windsurfing beach located in Bodega Bay.
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201 Doran Beach Rd, Bodega Bay, CA 94923-9780
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Any of the other beaches here have warnings about the sleeper waves. Every year people don't heed the signs. But Doran is so very different. It faces South and so the waves are gentle. The beach itself is a lovely walk looking out to the...More

Thank SheilaSwanLaufer
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wow what a great find. Very clean beach and area.Not a bad drive from the Sacramento area for just a day trip. PicnicTables and bbq pits are in the jetty day use area with easy access to the water.

Thank BobCat586
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Came here late afternoon with friend's dogs. Very breezy with wind blowing seawards so lots of sand to catch bare legs! A great walk along the very quiet ( not many people) beach. Were able to see pelicans, sea eagles and dippers of some kind....More

Thank Phillip E
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Been coming here for years from Napa they change the bathrooms and the showers to where there's only one shower for men and one shower for women they have it open so that the bathrooms as you're taking the shower and if anyone is taking...More

1  Thank Russell J
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Very relaxing afternoon. Area clean.enjoyed picnic lunch. Meet some very nice people. I recommend. Lots of wildlife.

1  Thank Irene513
Reviewed 27 July 2018

A very popular place that draws a lot of people. Near the conveniences of Bodega Bay. Can be very cool if the fog is in.

Thank Doctor G
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

This place was perfect for us to let our dogs enjoy the ocean! Gentle waves, shallow slope, long open stretch of sandy shore. Pretty too, and very clean, with restrooms available. Nice!

Thank LOL2013
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Best place in Bodega to camp but very hard to get into anymore. No more first come first serve. Reservations are filled almost a year ahead. The bay is beautiful. The beach is dog friendly. Clean restrooms.

2  Thank ritat393
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Great beach for kids to play. Easy to get there.Safer than other beaches in the area.Bird watching trail nearby too.

Thank indremccluskey
Reviewed 30 May 2018

an hour's drive from santa rosa, then head north toward jenner or beyond (sea ranch ???) or head back inland to guerneville, armstrong woods . . . no end to the possibilities . . . best bet is a weekday . . . weekends get...More

2  Thank bmeadows4sports
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Lillipalozza
25 September 2018|
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Response from Dean M | Reviewed this property |
They have two Rv areas with pull throughs don't know that there is a maximum length. But it is s California State Park, so the information should be available.
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jwilliamson625
8 June 2018|
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Response from danandlois3 | Reviewed this property |
Many people fish off the jetty everyday, I have seen some catch crabs with small traps during season.
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Bryan R
10 February 2018|
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Response from RickJodi | Reviewed this property |
no dollar amount for dogs, but must be on leash.
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