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Doran Regional Park

Doran Regional Park, also known as Doran Beach, is a pet-friendly stretch of sand in Bodega Bay, CA. Featuring a wide, 2-mile stretch of beach, it's the perfect place for a walk with your pooch. Visitors enjoy walking, picnicking, playing in the sand, flying kites, surfing and bird-watching at this awesome beach. Make sure you and your leashed pup pay a visit to the rock jetty on the west end of the park. Visit Website

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Doran Regional Park has received a rating of 3.7 out of 5 bones by 7 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 260 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Jock
    Nov 12, 2022
    High tide so no off leash beach

    We drove for over half an hour from Petaluma having been told there was an off-leash beach. When we arrived, the sign basically pointed down into the water. Campers there told us, at best, it was a narrow strip at low tide and non-existent at high tide.

  • Cheryl
    Oct 10, 2022
    Dog Friendly on a leash

    Beautiful large beach. Very clean. Go early to get parking. Dogs are welcome but on a leash. There is an off leash area but it’s very narrow made up of large rocks - no beach at all if the tide is in. Not what you picture when you think of your dog running on the beach.

  • Michell
    Jun 23, 2022
    Beautiful place to get away from the heat

    My pup loved it!

  • Amy
    Jun 11, 2022
    Great dog beach with a lot of off leash dogs

    Beautiful beach including bathrooms, but a bit crowded with off leash dogs (even in the leashed area). I witnessed a minor dog scuffle when an off-leash dog ran after a small dog on a leash. No dogs were injured, but be aware that irresponsible dog owners are not leashing their dogs in the leash area. I would still recommend because it is a lovely area with a nice relaxing view. Our dogs had a great beach day here, as did we.

  • Patricia
    Oct 27, 2021
    Beautiful views!

    Had a great time with our dog on beach. Lots of wildlife and friendly pups.

  • Meg
    Dec 8, 2020
    Tide Affects Off Leash Area

    The off leash area varies in size by the tide - disappears altogether at high tide and plenty of play space at low tide. That said, the on leash area is huge.

  • Joanna
    Oct 18, 2020
    Fun But Crowded

    Thought we’d try out Doran beach since all dogs must be on leash and my dog has what I call “stranger danger.” It was a great opportunity to socialize him without putting anyone at risk however the beach is super thin. It’s long but there’s not a ton of room to walk along the beach on a busy weekend.

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