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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 6 days 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 2 weeks ago
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 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.

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Doheny State Beach is a well cared for public beach front with a great surf break. The beach is a bit rocky in places so tread lightly. Otherwise, pack to stay for the day or enjoy a beer and a bite at the beach adjacent...More

Thank Jessica D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bought a yearly state parking pass so no fee for us. Some grass and picnic areas, lots of sand beach, burger joint right on beach with table and umbrellas.

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a State Beach with easy parking access and a wonderful location to take the family for the day. There is food, fun and sun, and oh B T W small waves with shallow water for teaching kids to surf, rocky bottom

1  Thank William S
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Excellent parking, bicycles rental, wide flat area to walk or bike or skate. Pleasant shady lawn under tall palm trees, very clean public rest rooms, out showers, BBQs and wide tables. Quite an unforgettable beach!

1  Thank Bfamily777
Reviewed September 1, 2018

This is a gentle beach that is kid safe for a long way out. Not a huge beach. Bit rocky sand and it s a bit rocky in water too but minimal waves so good for kids besides rock bottom. When tide goes out great...More

1  Thank Lovetabemom
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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...