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Doran Beach

Bodega Bay, CA
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Bodega Bay
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Wind-surfing
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Owner description: Challenging windsurfing beach located in Bodega Bay.
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Camano Island, Washington, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Sandy beach. Nice campground. October is the best weather month in my opinion. You can hear the fog horn and seals. Fishing off the jetty. Boat ramp. Bird watching on the opposite side of the road from the beach. Great fun for the family.

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california
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Walking on this beach gives you the peace and quiet you're looking for in Bodega Bay. Maybe 10 people on the beach in the middle of a Friday afternoon. Disappointed that on this day Mother Nature didn't supply any shells or pebbles to bring home as souvenirs, but it is still a wonderful place to chill.

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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

A great flat long beach for walking. We even saw a whale about 50 yards off the beach when we visited in May 2014.

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Santa Rosa, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Turning 2 miles of beach into a 4 mile beach walk is great exercise. Lots of wild life and great weather.

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Orangevale, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We have been going to Doran Beach to camp for over 30 years. Our most recent visit was a day visit and did we hit the jackpot! No wind and a beautiful sunny day. Things we love at Doran .... the fog horn, the jetty watching the fishing boats going in and out , the smell of the ocean. So... More

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Ogden, Utah
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67 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

There are nice long sections of beach and a few rock jettys to explore when it's low tide. Worth the money and fun for the whole family. Bring a kite for an extra bit of windy day fun.

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Sacramento, CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The birdwalk adjacent to Doran Beach is worth it. You can park in the small parking area off Hy. 1 and walk on the well-marked paths. We had a baby in a Bob stroller and found the walk to the beach very comfortable. Once on the beach, you can walk, stay a while, etc. There is a public restroom with... More

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Sacramento, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

So close to the beach, not a ton of people, restrooms/showers, can hear the ocean and the foghorn!!!! LOVE it!

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San Francisco, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We've stopped by Doran Beach several times during our visits to Bodega Bay. Last weekend the weather was nice enough that the kids were able to have fun in the surf and not just walk the beach. They admitted the water was freezing, but that didn't stop them from getting their feet splashed by the waves. It's a great area... More

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Lincoln, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have camped at Doran Beach Park for ten days (maximum stay allowed) at least twice every year in our motor home fot the past seven years. We tow our minivan with us so we can travel the area without having to move the motor home. Tent or pickup camping is also allowed and popular there or you can just... More

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