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Doheny State Beach

Del Obispo and Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629
+1 949-496-6172
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Great "walk out" beach with lots of activities

I come to this beach every year for our company picnic and forget what a great beach it is and... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Laguna Niguel, California
Nice beach, rocky in areas

Nice beach. Calm and not super crowded. Rocky in many areas with strong undertow. Surfers in... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Helen T
San Antonio, Texas
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Located adjacent to a popular campsite, this scenic beach provides a peaceful outdoor experience.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“great beach” (35 reviews)
“picnic tables” (26 reviews)
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Del Obispo and Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629
+1 949-496-6172
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

I come to this beach every year for our company picnic and forget what a great beach it is and getting better. Parking is plentiful and now by the hour instead of $15 per day. Cost is $3 per hour which makes it good for...More

Thank TooMuch2Do
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Nice beach. Calm and not super crowded. Rocky in many areas with strong undertow. Surfers in certain areas- fun to watch and boogie board.

Thank Helen T
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Of all the beaches we visited on our trip. This was our favorite. Good sand for sand castles. Waves break off shore, so not too big and scary for kids. Lots of surfers to watch.

Thank klvaile
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

How cool to walk from your house to Doheny beach! Well maintained and clean plenty of grass, picnic tables and clean facilities. A cafe and bike rentals. Just chill and watch the beach volley board Stroll the beach or people watch.

Thank DPKH
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Nice and clean beach -lots of sand, volleyball courts, showers and concessions. Water is relatively clean; upon entering the water, lots of rocks/cobblestones at low tide-maybe check the tide charts ahead! Good surf when other places are too big, primarily in the summer!

Thank walkero2016
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This beach was within walking distance of our hotel. It is a nice family beach with lots of activities going on and picnics. The beach itself is pretty busy and its rocky with some drop-off's heading into the ocean.

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Just camped at the beach for a night. Were on the beach but close by. They built the berm really high this year so you cant see the ocean unless you go to the other side. Still the camp is still one of the better...More

Thank Jesse L
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Nice beach, great facilities and close to town and harbor. I was surprised with the coldness of the water, but many people were in the water so it is just probably the Florida in me. I love a beach with freshwater showers, lots of lifeguards,...More

Thank BeaandRich
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Great little beach without all of the parking issues that the big name beaches get. Good surf spot for the smaller crowd. Get their early as it will get busy. Good spot to get food on beach as well. Can also rent chairs and tents...More

Thank echo8kilo
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

This beach is nice and big, allowing people space without being on top of one another. Ample volleyball areas, lots of picnic tables, and an outdoor cafe are all available and clean. Bathrooms and a bicycle rental place are also there. I liked it better...More

Thank brycecm4
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Lee Y
30 November 2016|
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Response from windiveski | Reviewed this property |
Each Campsite has it's own raised steel circular ring with a cooking grate that takes up 1/3 on top opening. You can burn wood inside the ring for a camp fire or for cooking.
Lon M
2 July 2016|
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Response from ckckckckckck | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have parking for large vehicles such as RVs.
16 April 2016|
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Response from ibisroost | Reviewed this property |
Yes this is a great place to enjoy the beach, rent bikes and beach items. Full facilities, easy beach access and walking distance to marina too. Enjoy your visit!