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Doheny State Beach

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Nice beach

This is a typical west coast beach with moderate waves which is bringing a lot of surfers here. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gothenburg, Sweden
Blast from the past

My mom, brother, sister and I camped at Doheny State beach our whole childhood life. It has nice... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2018
Cathy C
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Located adjacent to a popular campsite, this scenic beach provides a peaceful outdoor experience.
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25300 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 496-6171
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a typical west coast beach with moderate waves which is bringing a lot of surfers here. We had a good time relaxing and looking at the surfers taking on the waves. There are also many families on the beach which creates a good...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Joky80
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This beach is surrounded by a rock jetty to prevent large waves so the waves are relatively small. There are picnic areas and shaded tree areas as well. Great place to picnic, BBQ and spend a day at the beach.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

This is a really nice beach. Has great area for families. Near the harbor and fun to watch the boats come and go. Beach does have some areas where there are water hazards.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank _howardm5589
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Doheny is a great walk. Park for free in the harbor and walk all the way to beach road. Flat and simple it’s still as classic as it was in the Jimmy Buffett song. With the right Southerly it’s a long boarders paradise.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

This is a great beach to hangout and both people watch and watch the surfers. A real gem in the State Park System. Lots of well maintained BBQ pits and tables for small or large get together soon. Alcohol is not allowed and let's keep...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dwnptrl
Reviewed October 23, 2018

A really boring place, with no place to walk and expensive parking. If you've never seen the ocean before, you would probably like it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeffrey T
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

My mom, brother, sister and I camped at Doheny State beach our whole childhood life. It has nice additions, sadly it’s missing a mountain but it’s clean and we had a great time.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

Beach was amazing! A lot of surfers to watch and amazing sunsets. Not really crowded but then we went in the middle of the week.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sightsee820601
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Went here to just relax while on vacation. There's something I absolutely love about the beach and the sound of waves. It's so peaceful and mesmerizing. I went to Doheny Beach a couple times while on vacation. I am not a surfer but I think...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tvtowns
Reviewed October 8, 2018

This is a beautiful California Beach. We spent a great afternoon here. The beach is beautifully maintained. We rented bikes and road along the trails. It was a great California day. There are plenty of facilities and all well maintained and clean. We will be...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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TaPa to Kate L
September 23, 2018|
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Response from Ray W | Reviewed this property |
In theory, no. However, there were small groups with coolers and they were drinking beer.
Greg B
June 28, 2018|
Response from Pam B | Reviewed this property |
True. I don't know why
sonia S
June 8, 2018|
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Response from anengineeredtraveler | Reviewed this property |
I know there is a venue on the north side of doheny Best baby Beach that I have been to for events. Safer on that side then the main part of doheny...