Salt Creek Beach

Salt Creek Beach, Dana Point: Hours, Address, Salt Creek Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Salt Creek Beach
4.5
5:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
5:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
5:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
5:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
5:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
5:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
5:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
5:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Pat B
Boston, MA35 contributions
Great beach to watch the surfers
Jul. 2021
We enjoyed a clean beach with ample parking and restrooms available. The surfing culture is strong and the lifeguards work really hard to keep everyone safe
Written July 18, 2021
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J P Smith
6 contributions
Sunset Picnic In the Park...
Jul. 2021
Idyllic scene overlooking the ocean and surfers. Especially great place to watch the sun set. Dogs allowed under strict control. Bring a picnic.
Written July 9, 2021
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il0vehawaii
Salt Lake City, UT31 contributions
Beautiful and popular beach!
Jun. 2021 • Family
A very beautiful beach!! Very popular with vacationers and locals. It was very crowded, however, we went on a Saturday in June so a weekday is likely less crowded.

The beach is very long with lots of room to spread out if you are willing to walk a ways. There was ample parking but the huge parking lot was full. We had to drive around with several other cars also looking to park until someone left. It is a large parking lot so it didn't take long to find a lot. Parking was paid to automatic machine and cost $1 per hour.

We walked to the rocks on the north end of the beach and crossed to some tide pools which was very neat. We saw many crabs and sea anemones.

The waves were great for boogie boarding and playing in the ocean. The sand was nice and soft and perfect for sandcastles.
Written June 14, 2021
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LnS2004
Cypress, CA5,956 contributions
Beautiful Beach
Oct. 2020 • Couples
An impromptu visit to this beautiful beach park was the perfect excuse to get out of the house on a lazy Sunday afternoon. We easily parked in the empty big lot; paid at a nearby automated station ($1 /hour; cash/credit card accepted); and found the path to the beach (located adjacent to the tidy restroom hut). Our leisurely stroll led us past a clean, open grass area with picnic tables and gorgeous homes with panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, to the quiet, practically deserted beach. A lone sailboat in the distant glistening blue water provided a picture-perfect backdrop to this soul-soothing serene environment. So glad we came!
Written October 25, 2020
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Alexandra T
Murrieta, CA1,624 contributions
Great sunset spot
Jul. 2020
There is a fee for parking, but the lot is large with easy access to the park and beach. It is a wonderful place to see the sunset.
Written August 2, 2020
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Ray2Go
Los Angeles, CA49 contributions
Beach with everything...
Jul. 2020 • Family
Great beach in Dana Point - large free parking lot, clean bathrooms (w/showers), easy access ramp (even though a little steep incline), life guards, large park above the beach with a big grass area. Get there before noon and you will have the pick of beach, but pay attention to signs, surfers and swimmers each have there own areas.
Written July 31, 2020
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Steve Concialdi
Orange County, CA705 contributions
Salt Creek Beach Park
Jul. 2020 • Family
We always have a wonderful time when we come down to Salt Creek Beach. The beach park area has lots of grass and is dog friendly. It a beautiful place to eat & watch the sunset. Dog owners please pick up after your pets. Highly recommend. Steve Concialdi
Written July 21, 2020
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lindsay0215
Pittsburgh, PA988 contributions
Beautiful beach
Jul. 2020 • Family
We were driving around Dana Point and happened upon this beach. Great for boogie boarding, very clean and not too crowded. There’s a bit of a walk down to the beach but so picturesque!
Written July 10, 2020
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NJass92
72 contributions
Beautiful Beach.
Aug. 2019
What a beautiful and well maintenance beach area. This is a great place for a picnic or a stroll along the beach. The view is breath taking and very romantic for couples.
Written February 23, 2020
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SoCalArlene
Dana Point, CA24 contributions
Great place for walking
Feb. 2020
Love to walk the sidewalk adjacent to the parking lot that overlooks the ocean and then up and down the stairs for a great work out. If there is time, then continue the walk along the boardwalk along the sand.
Written February 17, 2020
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