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 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.)

Launch Fee: $4 for trailered boats

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

Tide Pool Talk - May 6, 2017

May 6, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Castles and Kites - May 6, 2017

May 6, 2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wildlife Tracking for Kids - May 7, 2017

May 7, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Campfire Program Begins - Every Saturday, May 27 - July 29, 2017

May 27, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tide Pool Talk - June 3, 2017

Jun 3, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Surf Camp - Begins June 19, 2017

Jun 19, 2017 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Surf Camp History Edition - Begins June 26, 2017

Jun 26, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tide Pool Talk - July 1, 2017

Jul 1, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tide Pool Talk - August 5, 2017

Aug 5, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Campfire Program - Saturdays, August 5 - November 25, 2017

Aug 5, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 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.

View Map and Get Directions

Google PegmanUse Google Pegman in the above map for street view of trails

Reserve a Campsite   

Some content on this page is saved in alternate format. To view these files, download the following software.

Windows Media Player   Windows Media® Player for Windows, Flip4MAC for MAC OSX
Compressed ZIP Archive   WinZip® for downloading compressed files