Doran Regional Park

201 Doran Beach Road, Bodega Bay

  • Accessible areas
  • Beaches
  • Birding
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/Walking Trails
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Picnic Facilities

Hours: 7 a.m. to sunset

Parking: $7 per car or free for Regional Parks members. Doran is extremely popular on warm-weather weekends and holidays, so plan to arrive before 11 a.m. or after 3 p.m. Admittance may not be possible if parking areas are full. Entrance conditions will be posted on Highway 1 near Doran Road.

Dogs: Permitted on leash. License required.

Accessibility: Accessible campsites and boardwalk. Beach wheelchairs available.

Ranger Phone: (707) 875-3540

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 beach
Group 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 reservation information

Surf Camp Begins June 13, 2016

Jun 13, 2016 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Surf Camp Begins June 20, 2016 - CAMP IS FULL

Jun 20, 2016 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

BioBlitz at Doran Beach - July 7, 2016

Jul 7, 2016 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Surf Camp Begins July 11, 2016 - CAMP IS FULL

Jul 11, 2016 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Surf Camp Begins July 18, 2016

Jul 18, 2016 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Endless Summer Surf Camp Begins August 8, 2016

Aug 8, 2016 9:00 AM - 2:00 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!

The details:

  • 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:

  1. Go to:
  2. Enter “Doran Beach, CA” in the search field at the top of the page and press enter
  3. 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.

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