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Doran Beach

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Address: Bodega Bay, CA

Challenging windsurfing beach located in Bodega Bay.

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Nice Spot on the Water

We walked around a few beaches and also walked around the Bird Walk Coastal Trail. Found some populated beaches as well as some isolated beaches to walk along. Great place to... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2016
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Sacramento, California
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254 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Here with a large group. Lots of kite flying and wading kids love it! Close to Bodega Bay eateries and lodging

Thank barongruda
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248 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We walked around a few beaches and also walked around the Bird Walk Coastal Trail. Found some populated beaches as well as some isolated beaches to walk along. Great place to watch the fog roll in and out. Daily entrance fee was $7.

Thank ljohns27
Sunnyvale, California
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365 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful beach with the perfect winds for flying a kite. The day use pass is $7. There were lots of campers though I imagine it's quite cold at night. Very serene and picturesque.

Thank ohdonnaoh
Windsor, California
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180 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

A popular beach near Bodega Bay is Doran Park, a Sonoma County Park. We purchased the yearly Sonoma County Regional Parks Senior Day Use Parking Pass, good for one year that costs $49.00 which gives us 12 months of free parking at more than 50 regional parks, plus you receive one free night of camping when you purchase the pass.... More 

Thank byebye2u
Edmonton, Canada
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We were only here for a quick stop, might have stayed longer but it was very windy & cold, we did get there late in the day. Still beautiful though , great little campsite too. 👍

Thank Nikki S
California City, California
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39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Well I am a desert rat so this area was not my cup of tea. It was cold and windy. The marine layer was pretty thick so very little sun. But on the plus side I found lots of lil silver dollars. Cost $7 so just go up the coast a little was on the PCH & u/ find "public... More 

Thank ElizabethCCC
Isleton, California
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5 reviews
Reviewed 21 July 2016

I love listening to the fog horn on those foggy days then suddenly you don't hear it any longer because the sun has come out and you forgot your sunscreen.

Thank 361dbm
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93 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We drove through the beach on July 2 which apparently was the same day of a HUGE community firework show. So for someone who likes camping out at the beach this would have been the perfect day ! Unfortunately , it was unusually cold on that day and there was an overcast with lots of fog so many did not... More 

Thank Alaster83
Lincoln, California
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

We like staying at Doran Beach Campground when the weather warms up in the valley. No hooks up for power or sewer but has dump station ($7.00) with plenty of faucets around to hook up at your camp site (bring multiple hoses). Select your site carefully as it does get windy often and some do offer protection. Fire rings are... More 

Thank Scott S
Santa Rosa, California
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79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Doran beach is a great spot to get out and walk the beach and search for shells... No climbing down cliffs to get to the water...

Thank Nuthin_Nice

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