We drove up to Bodega Dunes July 1st. We arrived around 10:00am with no reservation. They handed us a map of the 98 campsites. The ranger told us to find one we liked and let her know.
We really liked #31 right across from showers and restrooms. It was on sand and backed up against large dunes with lots of trees, a fire pit and food locker. Everything was very well kept and clean. Most sites were seperated enough so you didn't see your neighbor.
There are two seperate beaches within walking distance. I like the Pacific Ocean side the best. You can drive almost right up to the beach or walk about 10 min. to it. When perchasing the campsite pass for $25 you can visit any California state park for free for the following 24 hours. We really liked some of the other beaches we sampled on the way home.
At dusk a buck passed through our campsite. We overheard someone mention seeing a fox as well. We saw a couple of different tracks in the sand around our car, looked like raccoon.The weather was great for coastal temp. about 79 high 52 low. At night it was so quiet everyone was so respectfull, you could hear the ocean faintly. It was really comfortable even in a tent. The Dune hills really seemed to cut the winds down.
We will be back, our kids loved it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Camp amongst the dunes, and it even has hot showers. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bodega Dunes Campground Hotel Bodega Bay