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Doheny State Beach

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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 3 weeks ago
Cathy C
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Family camping

we’ve been coming for years. It’s hard to get a campsite. Also we have had a couple bikes stolen by... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Mindy W
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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 6 days ago

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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Dwnptrl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Jeffrey T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Sightsee820601
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank tvtowns
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank disneyworldtraveler
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

we’ve been coming for years. It’s hard to get a campsite. Also we have had a couple bikes stolen by some of the local homeless in the area. My kids like to surf at this beach.

Thank Mindy W
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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...