7 a.m. to sunset
$7 per car or free for
Regional Parks members. Doran is extremely popular on weekends and holidays, and the entrance will temporarily close when parking is full. Plan to arrive before 10 a.m. or after 3 p.m. for the best chance of finding parking on peak days. (Entrance conditions will be posted on Highway 1 at Doran Road.)
$4 for trailered boats
Permitted on leash. License required.
Accessible campsites and boardwalk. Beach wheelchairs available.
Doran Regional Park has a wide, 2-mile stretch of beach on Bodega Bay and is ideal for walking, picnicking, playing in the sand, flying kites, surfing, and bird-watching.
More than 120 tent and RV campsites are available year-round.
A boat launch provides Bodega Harbor access for sport fishing, kayaking, stand-up paddling, and kite surfing. A jetty at the harbor mouth is a popular spot for rock fishing and exploring sea life.
Doran Beach Trails
Length:2 and 1.3 miles
A walk along the shoreline at Doran Regional Park is approximately 2 miles one way from the rock jetty at the west end to the rock formations near Pinnacle Gulch on the east end.
A 1.3-mile trail meanders through grassy dunes above the beach and connects to an ADA-accessible boardwalk with benches and viewing areas.
Dogs on leash are welcome throughout the park. Horses are allowed on a 1-mile stretch of beach east of the second parking lot.
Tent, trailer, RV campsites steps from the beachGroup site, accessible sites, hiker/biker sites
Doran Regional Park features more than 120 year-round campsites for tents, trailers and RVs. Campground restrooms feature electrical outlets, flush toilets and coin-operated showers ($1.50 for 5 minutes.) RV hook-ups are not available.
Reservations can be made up to a year in advance and are strongly recommended for summer, holidays, and the start of crab fishing. Regional Parks' members get one free night of camping each year.
Detailed camping and
Tide Pool Talk - May 6, 2017
May 6, 2017 11:00 AM
Castles and Kites - May 6, 2017
May 6, 2017 11:00 AM
Wildlife Tracking for Kids - May 7, 2017
May 7, 2017 10:00 AM
Campfire Program Begins - Every Saturday, May 27 - July 29, 2017
May 27, 2017 7:00 PM
Tide Pool Talk - June 3, 2017
Jun 3, 2017 11:00 AM
Surf Camp - Begins June 19, 2017
Jun 19, 2017 9:00 AM
Surf Camp History Edition - Begins June 26, 2017
Jun 26, 2017 9:00 AM
Tide Pool Talk - July 1, 2017
Jul 1, 2017 11:00 AM
Tide Pool Talk - August 5, 2017
Aug 5, 2017 11:00 AM
Campfire Program - Saturdays, August 5 - November 25, 2017
Aug 5, 2017 6:00 PM
View our calendar for more activities
Electric Vehicle Charging Station
Doran Beach now has an electric vehicle charging station in the Cypress Day-Use lot!
- Port 1: Level 1 (120V, 16A, NEMA 5-20R)
- Port 2: Level 2 (208/240V, 30A, J1772)
Availability: First-Come, First-Served
Time Limit: 4 hours
Station Price: Free
To check current availability of the EV station:
- Go to: https://na.chargepoint.com/cpn_find_stations
- Enter “Doran Beach, CA” in the search field at the top of the page and press enter
- Click on the station name in the left-hand column and the availability details will show in the main window
Installation funded by the Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District.