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Address: Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629
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Favorite Beach in SoCal

This beach is a must stop in the Southern OC area. The grassy hill is great for a picnic or small child area to play. The beach line has plenty of area for a great walk. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Orange County, California
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Henderson, Nevada
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742 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You'll find this beach between South Laguna and San Juan Capistrano, just north of the Dana Point harbor area. Best parking is above adjacent to the headlands. This beach is frequented by locals and those who are hiking the headlands trail. Because it bumps up against Dana Point, it doesn't have the sweeping views you might expect from a California... More 

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Orange County, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This beach is a must stop in the Southern OC area. The grassy hill is great for a picnic or small child area to play. The beach line has plenty of area for a great walk. The waves are always enjoyable to watch and with it being a local surf spot you'll enjoy seeing some great athletes do what they... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We wanted to go to Thousand Steps Beach, but we didn't see the entrance for it, so we ended up at Salt Creek Beach Park. It's by the Ritz Carton, and there's a huge parking lot in front of the beach that charges $1 per hour. The beach was nice but not the prettiest. The fact that it was cloudy... More 

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Alpena, Michigan
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We watched a USA Surfing competition at this beach. HUGE waves - lots of fun! Beautiful beach - great spot to take photos.

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White Rock, Canada
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227 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Although we were there in the winter, the die hard surfers never give up! this area was still teaming with surfers eager to catch the big one, and there was plenty of action to watch, great for phtographers looking for that great surfing shot. The beach was clean and well patrolled, I dont forsee any issues in having a n... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

I like his beach because you can picnic in the park or go on a walk or bike ride. They had a basketball court and picnic tables for use. This is a very clean park with nice views of the coastline and Ritz Carlton.

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Pleasant Grove, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Gorgeous views and setting, Great waves. You need to park at the top of the hill and hike down to the beach. The hill is fairly steep going down to the beach, coming up its even steeper. :-) There is a grassy area with pavilion and park benches above the beach, great place to have a picnic. There is a... More 

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We stay every year to celebrate New Years at the Monarch Beach Resort (formerly St. Regis) and love to take long walk in the beach for our toddler and can walk back up via trail to the hotel. You can walk to the bay club beach restaurant as well. Very relaxing. TIP: they have a public parking lot that tends... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Walked down from the carpark, average beach and swimming. Spoilt by Aussie beaches I guess. Ok for a surfer and better scenically than a lot of Cal beaches but nothing special.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Clean ,wide eye view, greatfor photograghy ,jems rocks for collectors ,best beach for all ages good parking with a fabulous view

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