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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.

Length 3.9 mi Elevation gain 59 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Beach Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky
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This is a beautiful walk along the beach with picturesque views of Bodega Harbor and the Bodega Head. As this trail is on loose sand, it is not considered wheelchair or stroller friendly, but the Doran Marsh Trail close by is: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/doran-marsh-trail

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Darrin Tinsley
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Louise Pierce
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Christopher Isaacs
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Abby McBride
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Beautiful walk on the beach

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Tyler Chuck
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A nice walk along the beach! The walk is all along the sand, so be prepared. I like to walk on sand barefoot and ended up just putting my shoes in my pack. Nice views of Bodega Harbor and the Bodega Head.

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Nadia Brannon
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Lanae Orais-Jones
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Nice day for a nice run on the beach. Did 5.5 miles... beautiful

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Meleya Dionne
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My puppy loved this walk.

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Daniel Gilbert
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Great and dog friendly

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Liz Hayhoe
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Walking

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

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Debbie T
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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.

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Pam Devault
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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

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Janet Agustin
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Running

Great beach to run.

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Paigelynn Trotter
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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)

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Kevin Gordon
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Camping

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

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Ron H
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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 later.lol

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Erik Owens
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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.

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Vickie Wilson
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Arturo Aguilar
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Christopher Cox
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Jesse Fredericks
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Jerrica Perez
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Kay Martin
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Anil Assudani
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Evan Shone
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Rock Weir
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Julia Marie
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Aleesha Bonham
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Michael Locatelli
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