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Dillon beach

Nice relatively quiet beach near Bodega bay. Beach access is mostly restricted to folks renting... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
johnmani
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San Ramon, California
Great flat sandy beach

Doran is a great place to play in the sand with close parking. Bathrooms are plentiful. You can fly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jammersws
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Sparks, Nevada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice relatively quiet beach near Bodega bay. Beach access is mostly restricted to folks renting homes in the resort, so not crowded. Beach is average, but it's just a short walk if you're staying in one of those resort homes.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit!! Lots of opportunities for picture taking. If staying at the lodge you need to grab a park pass to avoid paying park entry fees. Lots of campers here. Bring warm clothes, gets cold.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Doran is a great place to play in the sand with close parking. Bathrooms are plentiful. You can fly kites, ride bikes and also plenty of campsites - either facing the bay or ocean. Can be a bit windy tho!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jammersws
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been camping here for over 40 years. This is a great location with a great little beach. Always pack for warm then cool weather. The campground itself has changed quite a bit. Or maybe it's people who have changed. This is a non smoking...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MA237
Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

I think this place is a little too loved. We have the Sonoma Regional pass, so it’s free to stop in for quick visits. On a recent Sunday, the parking was tough, though it is usually out of the wind. The walk along the beach...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 16, 2019

We spent 5 days at the RV park right on the bay. Walking the beach was great. Had a great time at the Fisherman Festival and watched the blessing of the fleet. The weather was good and listening to the surf at night was very...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 29, 2019

Way in advance....means 6-12 months early if you like to pick your spot. One year in advance for busy holidays and most Fall weekends. Great site for day trips and camping.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 23, 2019

Spent an hour here enjoying the beach and view. $7 for a day pass. Perfect area to walk on the beach, camp, fish or kite fly. Rocky coast with excellent scenery and plenty of birds. It can get very windy, so be prepared.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank rt113
Reviewed April 20, 2019

For an ocean camping, fishing or taking the family for day us. Doran Park is a place for all of that. It is operated by Sonoma county and the staff is the best. Give lt a try.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Ron V
Reviewed April 13, 2019

Protected by Bodega Head, this little narrow stretch of land creates a protected cove and beach where the gentle surf allows real swimming. My daughter in law and I had the extraordinary experience of venturing into the water, and swimming, on a cool, foggy day...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Kgabansk
May 26, 2019|
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Response from RVFDBC | Reviewed this property |
Have you already gone? G site is a good one. Day users should not be walking through your site but you definitely will see them coming and going. Nothing protects you from the wind there once it starts blowing. Quiet time... More
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Cris T
April 18, 2019|
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Response from TheMargeaux | Reviewed this property |
No not on the section I walked. There might be some designated fire pit areas at the campground.
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Lillipalozza
September 24, 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.
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