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Long, sandy beach by the Bay

Doran Beach is a long spit of land running into Bodega Bay. We were there for Memorial Day weekend... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
San Francisco, California
Campground too noisy for me.

Great accessible location, nice sheltered beach, clean restrooms with flush toilets and a coin... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Napa, California
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Challenging windsurfing beach located in Bodega Bay.
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Doran Beach is a long spit of land running into Bodega Bay. We were there for Memorial Day weekend and had a fine time. It is a mile or more of fine sand, with convenient parking off the road. You pay $7 (2017) to drive...More

2  Thank QuineTravels
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Great accessible location, nice sheltered beach, clean restrooms with flush toilets and a coin shower. But if you want peace and quiet this is not the place. As I write this our neighbors in large RV's are running very loud generators. I was hoping for...More

Thank napanomad2
Reviewed 17 May 2017

One of my favorite beaches but a tourist magnet. Oodles of rude from parking lot to bathrooms. It is a great place to ride your horse, which i do weekdays otherwise folks come out of the woodwork to complain one way or another. Bit steep...More

Thank sanfranfam2016
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

As we were staying at the hotel close to Doran, we went to the beach for the morning. The intense winds had not yet started so it was a lot easier to walk along the beach and overlook bodega bay. Cost 7?bucks for entrance.

Thank ECL
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Excellent views and nice place to relax. Be sure to bring a jacket, blanket and maybe even a kite. It isn't really warm here but the amazing views make up for that. The parking is free at several different spots.

1  Thank anarayan
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Lots of interesting Pacific Coast birds with superior viewing opportunities. The Anna's Hummingbirds were especially helpful in posing on perches there.

Thank Ken P
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We were in the area and visited the beach/camping area. Very impressive, clean and seemingly well utilized, even in January!

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 1 April 2017

a good walk to beach from hotel. leave your car at hotel. county park with vehicle fees. hard sand to walk on. can be cold and windy.

3  Thank Mark W
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Good access to beach has both day use and RV and tent spaces. Barbecues in all spaces. Clean and tidy

1  Thank vinabette
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We have a 27 foot trailer. This location is spacious with various areas available for camping, Reserve early. it fills up fast. Also i would suggest driving though at least once to find out which area you want to stay. As mentioned different areas seem...More

Thank Steve M
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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.
12 July 2016|
Response from hennesseystealth | Reviewed this property |
I had no problem with Cricket Wireless, which runs on the AT&T network.