Doran Beach Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bodega Bay, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.9 miles
59 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

rock climbing


trail running




wild flowers



8 days ago

Great and dog friendly

1 month ago

Loved seeing the sandpipers and other birds along the water, also saw seals in the water. Fun hike.

1 month ago

I love this flat stretch of beach as does my dog. I’ve seen whales off the shore, sea lions come up on the beach and all kinds of sea life wash ashore. Great 2 mile stretch and always friendly people walking. Mornings best to beat the afternoon wind. My dog loves...lots of great things to explore & sniff out.

2 months ago

Very pleasant stroll along a long beach. Easy walk from Bodega Bay Lodge.

5 months ago

we camped at westside campground so it gets you into all the county parks make sure you go during the week you have the beach to yourselves sand dollars everywhere nice quite walk and they allow dogs on leash so nice to walk a beach where our dog does not try to get attacked by other dogs

trail running
7 months ago

Great beach to run.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

pretty crowded, costs money to get in and park so make the most of it, but is a nice long stretch of beach. don't know why it says no dogs, there's dogs all over the place (not complaining, seemingly very responsible dog owners when I've been)

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Loved the campsite on the beach , make sure to reserve a spot in the trees , Gets windy

Friday, May 30, 2014

Lots of nice people, great and definitely the safest beach for kids in town. Not much hiking or viewing outside beach but the jetti is always fun and it's ALWAYS windy there so don't be surprised but there's cool kite stores in town lol. And the bodega dunes camping is out of the weather and just on the other side of the harbor and only 5 mins down the road, you'll thank me

scenic driving
Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Beautiful place. Came here from Santa Rosa after attending the Santa Rosa Air Show. I was with VFA-122 Flying Eagles in the airshow and thought that the beach here would be like any other beach in Cali. We got here and it was mostly cliffs, gravel, and rocky protrusions out from the sea with a crap ton of fog. But it was spectacular I can tell you that. My son had a blast. Even though I was not dressed for it I rock climbed about 20 feets in my casual shoes I had on. It warmed up and we went for lunch at some Deli at this gas station by the marina. Got some saltwater taffy and had a good day. Just beware the fog, other drivers, and the roads are very winding getting there.

3 months ago

Saturday, July 22, 2017

trail running
Thursday, June 01, 2017

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Friday, July 24, 2015