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Doheny State Beach, Dana Point
(3.2/5 based on 320+ 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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  • The beach is absolutely stunning, I was in CA from out of state for work, and I could not wait to get to the beach after my workdays. It was relaxing, peaceful and beautiful. 
  • This is a state camping area with some camping spots on the sand and all spots walking distance from the beach. The camping is dry (no electricity or water hook ups) but bathrooms are available for te...  more »
  • Our group of friends and invitees (sometimes up to 20) converge for a very relaxed bonfire at the beach to wind down our week. You can't beat sunset at the beach with good friends, good food and good ...  more »