201 Doran Beach Road, Bodega Bay, California
- Pets Allowed
- Tents Allowed
“Windy but fun”
I've been twice. Would not recommend it for a tent. Very windy in the afternoons and evenings. Take your hikes in the mornings, very pleasant. No hookups but nice hot showers. Hidden off leash dog beach (see if you can find it). There's a small sign by the boat launch. When the campgrounds are full, the beach is still empty. I went spring break my second time and no people. They were all out on their boats.
Stayed: 11/18/14 to 11/21/14
“Nice seaside public campground (dry camping)”
We are here on a rainy November day and looking forward to sunshine tomorrow. This campground is operated by Sonoma County, along with three or four other nearby campgrounds. The area is beautiful. Doran State Beach sits on a jetty, protecting the adjacent harbor. The space we are in faces the restroom/shower, and is about 125' from the beach. The more desirable, ocean front spaces were all booked when we made a last minute reservation. The other circle style loops sit on the harbor side of the jetty. The entire campground has no hookups. There are a few hose bibs in each of the loops along with one dumping station. The staff are very helpful and the restrooms are relatively clean. There is a $2 per day, per dog fee. There is no store near the campground. The little town of Bodega Bay is a five minute drive. Most of the restaurants close early this time of year, so be prepared. Crab season opened this week, so there are a lot of boats and shipping trucks in and out of the harbor. It's quite fun watching all the fishing and crabbing activity. The wheelchair access is decent, but some repairs need to be made. For example, the bench in the men's shower was missing. I did notice a beach wheelchair at the camp host site. The wheelchair designated campsites don't seem to be in great locations and missing a few key features. We would come back to this campground.
“Great dry camp area”
We stayed here 2 nights. You are between the Ocean and the entrance to the harbor. We walked on the beach and enjoyed the fog horn. There was a water faucet you could fill your water if you needed it. We didn't use the rest rooms so don't know how they are. The gal at the gate was very nice and helpful. Next time I want to try a kite. We will come again. The Manoff Family
“Beautiful views and sounds”
We were there December 27th and there was no wind and high 60s. A gorgeous day at the beach. Campground is clean and neat. They do charge for the dump station even if your stay, fyi.
Sonoma Coast State Beach Bodega Dunes 1.7 milesBodega Bay, California38.3370194324-123.056176932$25-$35