Noteworthy About Dillon Beach, California And Camping On The Weekends

Dillion Beach, California

May 21, 2021

Several noteworthy aspects of this small hamlet:

It has a wide sandy beach, but it will cost you to enter. It is one of the few beaches with private (for-fee) access in northern California. In California, public access is permitted below the high tide line. At Dillon Beach, parking and walking access to the beach (including the area above the high tide line) are available for $10 per day.

Unlike most beaches at Northern California, there is no threat of sneaker waves and a weaker undertow at most beaches along this coast, making swimming possible for those who can endure the coldness of the Bodega Bay. Today the water temperature is 51 degrees.

Dillon Beach is located on the border between

Lawson’s Landing is a rather large RV/camping site. Maybe 300 spots. No electrical or water hookups. Portable toilets are almost clean.

Bring what you need because there’s only one store. It seems to exist to sell beer; it has some premium goods like imported cheeses which seem to miss the fact that most folks here would appear to prefer Kraft American cheese.

Marin and Sonoma counties.

Mostly fifth wheelers. A handful of RVs. A few tents. I’m the only truck camper.

Finding campsites on Friday and Saturday nights continues to be a challenge. I scored a place here for tonight but they are sold out here tomorrow night. I’ll head north in the morning and “embrace the mystery” of where I will sleep tomorrow night.

The wind is starting to pick up. Forecast is for 30-40 mph winds from noon to late afternoon.

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