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Address: Bodega Bay, CA
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Challenging windsurfing beach located in Bodega Bay.

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Great for winter bird-watching.

We were here on a lovely winter day, when the wind was calm, but the surf was pounding. Lots of great places to find birds in profusion, from the active surf of the ocean side... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
ArlettaC
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Fairfield
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Fairfield
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548 reviews
209 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were here on a lovely winter day, when the wind was calm, but the surf was pounding. Lots of great places to find birds in profusion, from the active surf of the ocean side, to the calmer waters of the bay on the other side of the spit, to the mixture of both at the point. Lots of places... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came in October and apparently the season books fast. Off season, it's roughly 10 days in advance. Great for RV campers and simple tent people. We were traveling with kids and tents so it was not easy to get out of our spot because we had so much stuff. The people waiting to get into their spot were patient... More 

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Thank MCE427
Petaluma, California
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful beach - great for walking along the ocean. You can bring you dog (on leash) there as well.

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Thank Mary D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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175 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Beach wasnt bad... but im not a fan of places where pets can roam. The waves are strong... kids enjoyed the beach. Not my favorite but not bad.

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Thank InnoAvenue
Modesto
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109 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

We visited here today. We loved the fact that on one side of the narrow campground was the bay and the other side was the waves from the ocean. Some sites have trees but mostly open with bushes between sites. We really liked the sand beach on the ocean side.

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Thank TCWatson
Santa Barbara, California, United States
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99 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We were here in early winter on a sunny day and you can walk for miles. This is a great fishing and camping spot and you are surrounded by the bay, ocean, sand and Bodega Head..it's a gorgeous spot!

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Thank Beth B
Roseville, California
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Doran Beach is great and it is so nice to be able to take your dog. So fun to look for shells……………..

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Portola, California
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Went to the beach. It was so clean. Picked up at least 2 dozen sand dollars that had washed up. Dime size to a couple of quarter size. Safe and friendly.

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Thank Deborah M
Jackson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Top spot for rv's. This place is clean, beaches and views of both the harbor or ocean because you are located on the "spit". Although busy, there's lots of space to sit, walk dog or hike. Sonoma county runs it and appears to be well run. It's so big, has two camp hosts.

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Thank Volcano1956
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Quiet, clean, worth the 7 bucks to get in. Had a great time playing on the beach and watching the kites.

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