Hike Date: March 21, 2015
Where’s it at? Sonoma County off Hwy 1 in Bodega Bay


On a mission to camp at the coast, my girlfriend and I opted to try out Doran Beach Campground in Doran Regional Park. With little notice I was able to get a site for $33 online. The campground reviews called for wind and cold, constantly, but we had a pretty lucky stay here. The people were super nice in the campgrounds; everyone said hello. One of our neighbors gave us a bunch of firewood. Most of the campers were in RVs but we went tent camping.

Rather than hike, we went crab fishing on the jetty that pertrudes out the end of the campgrounds/park. This was my first time crabbing and Kristin had most of the gear. Here also, people were very nice. We weren’t catching on sardines but a nearby fisherman offered us some sand crab, which he’d procured from the beach right here, and we ended up catching a dungeness crab which we quickly steamed at the campsite. It was tasty though we didn’t eat all of it here at the campsite. The balance was put on ice and enjoyed at home.

I’d definitely like to go camping here again, it was a great experience.

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Written on March 21st, 2015 in Camping, The Whole Thing
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