Doheny State Beach

Doheny State Beach, Dana Point: Hours, Address, Doheny State Beach Reviews: 4/5

Doheny State Beach
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Located adjacent to a popular campsite, this scenic beach provides a peaceful outdoor experience.
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1LuckyPerson
5 contributions
Clean; Surfing Not to crowded; good hotels and food nearby
Aug. 2021
I would return to this area with friends or family; the beach isn't too crowed and offers fishing tours and surf lessons from nearby vendors with 2-3ft waves on the mild day I visited. I hear June is the dreary weather month, and August usually sunny though my two day visit was overcast. Still the weather was warm and pleasant, and I found both the locals and visitors very nice and welcoming. Good place for family, couples or a solo getaway. I hope to return.
Written August 23, 2021
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USBrits
Pasadena, CA187 contributions
Better choices elsewhere
Aug. 2021 • Family
Can’t say we agree with any of the 5 star reviews. Packed like sardines onto a rocky beach. Sewage smell. Sprawling with campers and day tippers. Far better beaches in the area, unless you’re content to listen to other peoples music and noise.
Written August 10, 2021
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J P Smith
6 contributions
Surfs Up at Doheny Beach...
Jul. 2021
There was a lot of maintenance work being performed to brighten up the picnic areas. No dogs allowed on the beach, but they are OK in the camping/picnic areas.
Written July 9, 2021
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Reign68
Rancho Cucamonga, CA385 contributions
Cool Beach to unwind
Apr. 2021 • Couples
Me and my husband drove to Dana point to get away from work. Visited city of Dana point which is one of my favorite place in Orange County. Sitting on the sand and breathing ocean fresh air was a relaxing. Not too crowded and clean Beach. Required to pay for parking which was ok .
Written June 19, 2021
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Fires and Wind
6 contributions
World famous
Jun. 2021
Best learning beginning surf anywhere on the coast. Don't need to be a local to be welcome. Rent a board or bring your own.
Written June 15, 2021
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Jerry H
Idaho Falls63 contributions
Lovely Doherty Beach
Dec. 2020
A lovely stretch of beach! Great sunsets! Lots of picnic areas and grills! Lovely park near the water!
Written December 7, 2020
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Carolyn Ferreira
San Clemente, CA14 contributions
Dining by the water in Dana Point
Oct. 2020
We never mind waiting to be seated because we hang out by the water and watch the sea critters, pthe lus check out the boats moored there!
Written October 23, 2020
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Tony K
Moreno Valley, CA636 contributions
Great Day use area right on Beach
Oct. 2020 • Family
When you enter Park and pay for Day Use on right past parking lot there is very big and nice Grassy area all for BBQ’s & Picnics and right across sidewalk close by is Beach. If you pass that area up and cross Bridge you come to RV Campground ( Reservations only) keep going past and you’ll come to a big long stretch of asphalt Parking lot where you are allowed 1 parking spot per paid vehicle entry. You can back right up to the sand/beach if you get front row as there is a back row too. You can park RV’s (25’ Max) also. There are Bathrooms & cold outside showers. It’s a nice easy way to Park your vehicle and be close to the sand/waves. Go early, early as it’s really popular especially in good weather and can fill up quickly.
Written October 6, 2020
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MichaelSoCal
Irvine, CA17 contributions
The best beach park
Sep. 2020
This park by far offers more facilities than any other beach parks, shaded picnic area, bbq, open picnic areas next to sand, showering, clean toilets, of course, nice beach and waves, and great sunset! Miles long bike trial along the ocean
Written September 29, 2020
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Dalene F
Tulsa, OK13 contributions
Basic, great surf
Sep. 2020
Surfers gather here, so whether you want to surf or want to watch surfers, this is a local favorite.
Written September 14, 2020
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