Bodega Bay, California, United States
Doran Beach is a family-friendly, safe, pristine, beautiful, clean and relaxing and big sandy beach in Bodega Bay. Everything around you is peaceful, natural, relaxing. It's a clothing optional beach and when it's not crowded it is a nice place. There's nothing like sunbathing and swimming au naturel. It has clear water, friendly locals, and good 3G+ coverage. The water there is clear, but it's not the best beach to swim safely. It's around 6.52km in length, and there are no shades. It is never crowded here. There are no amenities so bring what you need and please don't leave anything behind. The views are good but you need to watch out for the weather because it's not always good, so check The best time to visit Doran Beach to be prepared. The beautiful scenery includes rocks, sea shells, and seaweed - prepare your camera!
You can go to this beach by walking or hiking and car - note that it's not that easy to get there.Be aware that this is a clothing optional beach (so there might be nudist zones). Dogs allowed all year round. Doran Beach is usually not a great place to swim There is parking space nearby. Pay attention if you go swimming because there are sharks in the water. Doran Beach is usually calm and laid-back.
There are no chairs for rent, outside shower, and umbrella for rent.
Doran Beach offers a lot of space for relaxation, sunbathing, and family games. The water here is suitable for surfing and fishing. Walking and watching the sunset can be enjoyed as well.
June, July, August, September are the best months to visit Doran Beach and other beaches in Bodega Bay, because that's when the temperatures are warm and there's probably less crowd (not guaranteed).
June, July, August, September
January, February, March, December
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