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Address: Del Obispo and Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629
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+1 949-496-6172
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Located adjacent to a popular campsite, this scenic beach provides a...

Located adjacent to a popular campsite, this scenic beach provides a peaceful outdoor experience.

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Another nice beach

I walk here several times per week and never tire of the scenery. Rarely crowded with the exception of the surfing area near the jetty. Not a favorite for body surfing due to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
petelapuh
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I walk here several times per week and never tire of the scenery. Rarely crowded with the exception of the surfing area near the jetty. Not a favorite for body surfing due to the rocky/pebble conditions and runoff from Sand Juan Creek, which causes frequent warnings of less than desirable water quality.

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Huntington Beach, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to enjoy the beach & ocean, in or out of the water. Famous of surfing and concerts. good location for all ages to enjoy. Summer in the best weather. easy to find, just off the 5 Freeway, about half way between San Diego & Los Angeles. about less tha an hour drive to Orange County, ca. home of... More 

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laguna beach
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

though we don't go too often, it's a popular beach for surfing, sup, and the usual beach activities. it's also a popular camping spot. plenty of metered parking. a group of us enjoyed a picnic last thanksgiving...

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Nova Scotia
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152 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended a corporate-hosted lunch/beach party event. The food was good, and there were lots of things to do - lawn games, bicycle rentals, walks on the beach. Despite the chilly air, we had a lovely afternoon exploring Dolheny State Beach.

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56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Nice clean beach. Lots of parking. There is all day parking, metered parking and free parking but you would have to do so walking for the free parking. We just go and sit for about a half hour and leave we never stay. There is a lot to do because the harbor is all connected.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped off at the visitors center and had a great mini-tour! The staff were very knowledgeable. The park was a great place to walk around while we waited for our whale excursion. And the beach wasn't bad either!!

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Thank Diane K
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Off grid beach camping. Some spaces are very small but a few accommodate big rigs so check the space length when you book.. Beach is a great area for newby surfers, kayakers, and SUPs. Lots of bike riders and walkers round out the visitors. Campground, public beach, green park with horseshoes and volleyball. Dana Harbor has rental shops.

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Thank Victoria W
Phoenix, Arizona
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Such a great beach to camp at. Thanksgiving family reunion made even better with beach time. Beach is fabulous, clean and the beach goers were friendly and fun.

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I visited two mornings in a row and got excellent pictures of birds, surfers and sunrises. There's a funky campground where I entered the beach, but the residents were friendly.

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

One of my favorite beaches in SoCal. The water is almost always calm and great for swimming/paddleboarding. Plenty of surfing, too, though the waves won't get too large so great for beginners. Depending on the time of year it can get crowded, but in the off season it's amazingly empty and peaceful.

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