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Great beach for kids and dogs (on leash)

Long sandy beach - great for kids - because waves are small- and for walking dogs. Plenty of... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Forestville, California
An average beach

If you are in Bodega Bay, you should visit this beach. It is... a beach... not particularly... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
San Jose, California
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Challenging windsurfing beach located in Bodega Bay.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Long sandy beach - great for kids - because waves are small- and for walking dogs. Plenty of tables for picnics (come early on weekends because the parking fill ups). $7 entry charge (Regional Park)

1  Thank Spiffy4
Reviewed 17 July 2017

If you are in Bodega Bay, you should visit this beach. It is... a beach... not particularly interesting... flat, with a few trees... the wetlands behind it is more interesting.. a number of birds and wildlife to view. Some hiking trails... Parking is limited and...More

Thank CJ2020
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We have a dog with fear of other dogs and we're incredibly pleasantly surprised to find that every dog out yesterday morning (and there were lots) was on a leash as required and people were really respectful of our dog's space. He had a blast.

1  Thank Natalie K
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

If you looking for the safest beach as well as picturesque Doran is a good bet. When clear you can see all the way to the opening of Tamales Bay. There's a $7 day use fee, but get there early on the weekend or you...More

1  Thank Andy C
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Love this long protected stretch of beach! Such a great walking beach. Good family beach and awesome you can bring your dog on leash. Always a favorite!!

1  Thank 1wanaka
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We love Doran. Even though it gets extremely busy, we like the picnic benches, flush toilets, and sprawling beach. Cons: parking (especially during busy season)

Thank redreader36
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Although it was windy (normal), it was a wonderful day for walking and exploring the beach. The birds were lively, the waves were crashing and the sand was therapeutic What a lovely way to spend a day!

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Best place ever to cool off in the summer and enjoy the ocean in this area without dangerous surf. Great camping too!

Thank WinecountryMartha
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

This Place was great. Clean sites and there was on site water fill up. $7.00 dollar dump site. No power at our site "86" short walk to the beach and bathrooms just down the way with hot showers but sure you bring quarters though. Definitely...More

1  Thank Jason A
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We lucked out with the weather clearing off. Blue sky. You walk on a long & wide sandy beach. It's near a Bird Estuary So Hawks are constantly flying right Over your head. There's a nice campground there too

Thank Carla H
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4 September 2017|
Response from 1wanaka | Reviewed this property |
My adult kids have camped there with friends and enjoy it a lot. They also enjoy Lawson's Landing for camping at the beach.
2 July 2017|
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Response from Jason A | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure you can. It looked like people were but it don't so not sure
29 July 2016|
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Response from Heather B | Reviewed this property |
I have seen people fishing, yes. There's not a store right near he campground but about a mile away in Bodega Bay town there are stores and a gas station.