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Doheny State Beach, Dana Point

(3.2/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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 conditio...  more »
  • 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, a...  more »
  • 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 th...  more »