Doran Beach

Doran Beach, Bodega Bay: Tickets, Tours, Address, Doran Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Doran Beach
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Challenging windsurfing beach located in Bodega Bay.
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JP*
112 contributions
Take in the Beauty
Jun 2021 • Couples
Beautiful beach to enjoy a stroll. We walked down to the beach from Bodega Bay Lodge. Beautiful blue sky, saw live sand dollars and many birds.
Written June 12, 2021
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BOB G
San Carlos, CA10 contributions
Nice Beach/ Park
Mar 2021
We found this place just paradise as the weather was perfect. Last week of March 2021 70-85 and so very clear. This is a very wide, well maintained beach. It seams to carter to the camping RV seen and we were not part of that.However, that look nice as well if that is your thing. The beach is flat and very clean, my toddler grandchild had a great time finding shells and flying a kite. Day use at time of visit was 7.00per car. Camping is by reservation ONLY, again we were not camping but it looks link pad camping with no power/hookup. It does have clean public restrooms at the beach. we had fun, I have to say 75-85 in Bodega Bay is very nice!
Written April 3, 2021
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Tourist796396
8 contributions
Attractive but crowded beach and camping areas
Nov 2020
Nice sheltered beach access and views of Bodega Bay. Nice campgrounds but sites are close together and crowded pre Thanksgiving.
Written December 5, 2020
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FCT3
Davis, CA238 contributions
Terrific Beach!
Nov 2020
This is a great beach. It is easily accessible and gives a great view of Bodega Bay, the Pacific Ocean, and the surrounding landscape. The beach is long and the waves are pretty gentle. You can bring your dog, you can surf, or you can just stroll along the flat sand.
Written November 27, 2020
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writergirldreams
Bay Area63 contributions
Gorgeous Bodega Beach
Oct 2020 • Couples
We love this beach, and try to come as often as we can! One of these days we’ll camp there, but it’s usually booked months in advance. It makes for a lovely day trip from anywhere in the Bay Area.
Written October 24, 2020
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kitkatsjersey
Livermore, CA217 contributions
Long stretch of calm beach -
Sep 2020 • Family
Pulled off accidentally due to much traffic on holiday weekend. Such a fabulous find! Nice walking path along the bay & marshland. Beach is super clean and as others say vast and calm. Lots of parking options - but some require quite the walk to reach the beach . Restrooms are there also.
Written September 6, 2020
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atlas993
Elk Grove, CA334 contributions
Nice beach
Aug 2020 • Family
It was walking distance from our hotel, so we walked down there and took a peak. It was a nice large beach with loads of space. We’d go back here again.
Written August 31, 2020
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travelerscal
Sacramento, CA1,331 contributions
Tranquil and vast beach
Jul 2020
About 1,5 hours walking the one-way beach.
Great views. Not too many people in the evening and early morning
Written July 23, 2020
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mini
Fremont, CA115,604 contributions
Nice Time at Doran Beach, Bodega Bay
Jun 2020
We went to Doran Beach, which is a county park. Its very scenic . We enjoyed our walk along the shore We liked seeing the various birds.
Written June 7, 2020
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Marigoldmunchkin
Santa Rosa, CA81 contributions
Wonderful beach with lots of parking and restrooms
Jun 2020
Doran Beach is a wonderful place to take the family, or just go for a long solo beach walk. Nice, sandy beach is about two miles long from one end to the other, so an out and back is a healthy four miles, with long stretches that are parsley occupied. There's lots of parking and several blocks of restrooms. At one end of the beach is a cave that you can scramble through at low tide to get to the beach on the other side. And if you get "caught" by rising tides before you get back, you can still exit that beach via staircases up into neighborhood streets on the bluff, then make your way back to Doran Beach parking through the neighborhoods and out onto Hwy 1 - a bit of a slog and somewhat hazardous walking back along the highway and the narrow access road, but possible in an emergency.
Written June 5, 2020
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