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A spit of land with water both sides that you can camp on with RVs. There is parking for day... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Great place to walk on the beach

I came a couple of times to walk on the beach and it's great because it's easy. There is plenty of... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2018
Reno, Nevada
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Challenging windsurfing beach located in Bodega Bay.
201 Doran Beach Rd, Bodega Bay, CA 94923-9780
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beach isn’t particularly nice in the winter, it was wind blown and cold. Parking is $7 and it isn’t very scenic. The camping is like a parking lot, few trees and just asphalt. For day use there are many places north of Bodega Bay...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

A spit of land with water both sides that you can camp on with RVs. There is parking for day trippers to the beach and good toilets. $7 per car per day . You get beautiful sea views and sunsets.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 28 November 2018

I came a couple of times to walk on the beach and it's great because it's easy. There is plenty of people watching, looking for shells and a few rocks. You do have to pay to park but worth it. You could even bring a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank TheMargeaux
Reviewed 12 November 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank SheilaSwanLaufer
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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

Date of experience: October 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Irene513
Reviewed 28 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 28 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!

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.
9 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.
Bryan R
11 February 2018|
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Response from RickJodi | Reviewed this property |
no dollar amount for dogs, but must be on leash.