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Doheny State Beach

25300 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 496-6171
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Nice Camping and Beach activities but Beware of Bees!

We have been coming here for over 30 years for Easter break with our entire family which has grown... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Diane D
,
Garden Grove, California, United States
Spend all day here

This beach is great for anyone, we have children so that's why I said it's great for kids. There... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
angihansen
,
Dana Point, California
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Located adjacent to a popular campsite, this scenic beach provides a peaceful outdoor experience.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“picnic tables” (29 reviews)
“camp ground” (7 reviews)
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LOCATION
25300 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629
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(949) 496-6171
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"picnic tables"
in 29 reviews
"volleyball courts"
in 11 reviews
"camp ground"
in 7 reviews
"blues festival"
in 9 reviews
"fire pit"
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"rent bikes"
in 7 reviews
"learn to surf"
in 10 reviews
"snack bar"
in 18 reviews
"metered parking"
in 5 reviews
"water shoes"
in 4 reviews
"low tide"
in 6 reviews
"park area"
in 6 reviews
"life guards"
in 6 reviews
"ocean front"
in 4 reviews
"per hour"
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"great park"
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"bike riding"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming here for over 30 years for Easter break with our entire family which has grown to 37 people! The hard part is getting the reservations...reservecalifornia starts taking reservations at 8 am and if you are lucky enough to be the first...More

Thank Diane D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is great for anyone, we have children so that's why I said it's great for kids. There is a lot to do here: surf, learn to surf, SUP, bike, walk, volleyball, bbq, picnic, snack bar, horse shoes...

Thank angihansen
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was fun to walk along the beach and watch the surfers. They have a cafe and a rental place for beach toys, bikes, and more. Very fun, only the water is a bit rocky so surfing is fine but boogie boarders or body surfers...More

Thank lablonde14
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved walking the beach! Very nice! Not many shells! Not a lot of people when we went! Can't wait to go again

Thank rodis58
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our expectations were met, exceeded, and then some. The vast expanse of pure white sand, the high level of the facilities, the proximity to camping (for those so inclined), and just the "everything-ness" of this fine beach sets it heads above the rest. There's a...More

Thank on_the_go_98765
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

This beach has a significant undertow so kids would have trouble swimming at low tide. Parking is a bit expensive but the picnic area and fire pits are nice.

1  Thank Alan B
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I was staying up the street at the Best Western and walked down to Doheny Beach on a cold day in February (didn't even hit 60 degrees). There was a ton to do at this beach even on a non-beach day. First, there is a...More

Thank MAbelini
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

I can't recall every being here. I used to go to Huntington for my bon fires but I will now start coming here. Fire pits are next to the parking lot. (No Carrying Wood In The Sand) Back right up and unload your wood. Beach...More

Thank Chuck W
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

The beach has many picnic areas plus many types of rentals for viewing the area. It is extremely clen

Thank penny8112018
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

I you are a family looking for a safe beach with little waves and eateries within walking distance I would recommend this beach. It also plays host to several festival 21 and older and families of all ages. A little pricey but from what my...More

Thank ebot2017
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Kerri H
5 October 2017|
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Response from BCRON | Reviewed this property |
yes
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Lee Y
1 December 2016|
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Response from windiveski | Reviewed this property |
Each Campsite has it's own raised steel circular ring with a cooking grate that takes up 1/3 on top opening. You can burn wood inside the ring for a camp fire or for cooking.
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Lon M
3 July 2016|
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Response from ckckckckckck | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have parking for large vehicles such as RVs.
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