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Doheny State Beach

Del Obispo and Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629
+1 949-496-6172
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Visit the famous beach!

This is the beach mentioned in the Beach Boys classic song "Surfin USA", which was one of the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bothell, Washington
Nice Clean Beach

We enjoyed the clean beach but unfortunately were there during an outdoor music festival and the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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Located adjacent to a popular campsite, this scenic beach provides a peaceful outdoor experience.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“great beach” (35 reviews)
“picnic tables” (26 reviews)
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Del Obispo and Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629
+1 949-496-6172
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the beach mentioned in the Beach Boys classic song "Surfin USA", which was one of the reasons that we went there. But it's a really nice State Beach There is a $3 an hour charge and you pay when you get into the...More

Thank iloveloveseaotters
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed the clean beach but unfortunately were there during an outdoor music festival and the music really ruined the beauty of the ocean. There were lots of families at the beach and the bands could be heard screaming explicit lyrics. Did not see a...More

Thank schfamtravel6
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended Ohana Fest here last weekend. A very well organized, well run event. Lots of food trucks to eat from. Lots of drinks to choose from. Large open air venue that didn't seem too crowded - even though there seemed to be a ton of...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We're on the beach at the time of the eclipse. Great beach and campsites. Only regret was not having more time there.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Doho is what the locals call this beach and it is really popular with surfers. It is fun to watch them. It is a rough beach for families visiting, however. The beach is rocky, crowded, noisy, pricey, and dirty. Leave Doho for the locals and...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

A nice beach used mostly by surfers probably due to the rocks and drop off close to shore which makes it more difficult for swimming and/or kids to play in the waves.

Thank BellaPiazza511
Reviewed 17 August 2017

It can get somewhat dirty along the surf line but it is a wide beach with ample parking. The waves are a good size for beginners. There are many picnic tables, volleyball and grassy picnic areas as well as a very fun restaurant, Boney's, where...More

Thank Lydia747
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Lots of space for families and groups. The snack bar was open and accessible and there were bikes and surfboards available for rent.

Thank Roseanna K
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Beach is in a nice location right near the harbor. Sand could be a lot better, though. Lots of sticks and rocks all over makes for a tough walk. There is a concession stand and rentals onsite.

Thank Rudypup
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Nice beach pretty views clean sand loved the free trolley bbq grills and tables everywhere Great place to relax

Thank tems64
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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.
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.
17 April 2016|
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Response from ibisroost | Reviewed this property |
Yes this is a great place to enjoy the beach, rent bikes and beach items. Full facilities, easy beach access and walking distance to marina too. Enjoy your visit!