Doheny State Beach, Dana Point
Categories: State Parks, Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Hang ten at Doheny State Beach, popular for its good surfing conditions, picnic and barbeque facilities, volleyball courts, and campgrounds. California's first state beach, this family-friendly area features tide pools and a visitor center, where you can learn about local marine life that includes abalones, anemones, sea bass, crabs, dolphins, seals, morays, sea urchins, octopuses, stingrays, and even Great White sharks. Wear footwear appropriate for rocky coastal terrain. The beach offers restrooms and showers for public use. Make Doheny State Beach a centerpiece of your Dana Point vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Dana Point trip itinerary builder.
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Lots of volleyboard set ups, snack bar, bike rentals and a large, wonderful Sandy beach. It is a bit rocky down by the water. The waves were a good beginner surfer size.
This beach is beautiful but not as user friendly as The Strands Beach which is far less rocky and much cleaner. Due to the breakwall for the harbor, this beach doesn't have very clean water like the b... read more »
Overnight camping available. North end of beach has an outside meter parking. Surf usually on the small size which is good for learning and Paddle boarding. Snack bar, lifeguards, picnic tables, fire ... read more »
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