To the left of that crescent of land is the bay and calm waters.
You can see the fog or low cloud cover, whichever.
To the right is open ocean although it is still somewhat protected from the waves of the Pacific.
That is Doran beach and as you can see there is camping there. Looks nice but there is one problem. The Coast Guard station is there also and out on the very end is a fog horn that bleats continuously off and on, fog or no fog. It can become maddening and difficult to ignore. I guess you eventually get used to it and don't notice it anymore but I've never been that fortunate.
The waters inside the bay is the perfect place for these kayakers.
That is some very expensive real estate in the background.
Part of the docks at Bodega Bay. Pay heed to the sign in time of earthquakes.