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Great Winter Camping Spot

We dry camped in our RV at Doran Beach in mid-January. Without the RV I don't think I would like to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sacramento, California
Dog Friendly - Plenty of Running Room

Nice south facing, flat, sheltered beach with over a mile and half of walking/running space. Dog... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sonoma, California
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Challenging windsurfing beach located in Bodega Bay.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Bodega Bay, CA
Bodega Bay, CA
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We dry camped in our RV at Doran Beach in mid-January. Without the RV I don't think I would like to tent camp in this location because it is very exposed and we had one day of very rough winds. We had lots of fun...More

Thank Kmkell84
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice south facing, flat, sheltered beach with over a mile and half of walking/running space. Dog friendly, not over crowded, with hiking trails on the lagoon/bay side.

Thank Chasmo99
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been enjoying this beach since i was a child. Easy walk from parking lot for familys and senior's. Bathrooms on site and windsurfing in bodega harbour..Very child friendly with lots of sand and low surf. Miles of beach to walk. Dogs welcome. Enjoy...More

Thank RickJodi
Reviewed 11 December 2017

This beach is sheltered from large waves and is excellent for beach coming or just wading. The water is very cold, and great white sharks are in the area , so swimming out from the shore is not recommended. But we took our son here...More

Thank NevadaHudson
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Clean soft sand and not too crowded. Lots of shells to find including sanddollars Parking available and short walk

Thank vickee m
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Everything from long beach walking to body boarding and kite surfing. Doran Beach has it all. Pleasant calm Ocean water access. Both RV & tent camping. A beach park for the whole family to enjoy.

Thank CaliforniaWaveSlave
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We love walking on this beach, with or without the dogs. Midweek you can have the beach almost to yourself, especially in the off season. There's something so restorative about being at the ocean.

Thank terrabuona
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Love this place. The actual beach is just grand, plenty of room, gradual drop. But, on this spit of land there are also tons of birds. As you drive in, look to your right. Some of these areas can be walked. We always see great...More

Thank fiddlestogo
Reviewed 10 October 2017

This long spit of land encloses much of Bodega Bay. It's a park, a boat launch, a beach, and a camp ground all in one. Scenery is lovely. Can't comment on the camping facilities. Walk along the beach for miles from there, and that beach...More

Thank Bart C
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This kis a nice clean beach and park with camping facilities, and restrooms. Overnight camping is permitted and there are places for RV and trailer, plus tent camping.

Thank Inspecchi
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4 September 2017|
Response from 1wanaka | Reviewed this property |
My adult kids have camped there with friends and enjoy it a lot. They also enjoy Lawson's Landing for camping at the beach.
2 July 2017|
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Response from Jason A | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure you can. It looked like people were but it don't so not sure
28 July 2016|
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Response from Heather B | Reviewed this property |
I have seen people fishing, yes. There's not a store right near he campground but about a mile away in Bodega Bay town there are stores and a gas station.