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Doheny State Beach

Del Obispo and Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629
949-496-6172
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Ranked #6 of 14 attractions in Dana Point
Type: State Parks, Beaches
Activities: Camping, Camping/rv
Description: Located adjacent to a popular campsite, this scenic beach provides a peaceful outdoor experience.
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English first
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
46 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is a great beach to learn to surf. I got baptized here with Saddlebach Church. It made sense to commit my life to Christ in the ocean in SoCal.

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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I love the ocean but hate trekking across miles of pavement and schlepping all my beach gear over yards of sand just to get to the water. This beach is my dream. It's quiet, peaceful, and you can park just feet away from the sand and be in the water in no time. There are also fire pits, picnic tables,... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

One of the last beaches that still has fire pits. The water was a little cold in june still. The beach was a little rocky, but it was still a nice trip with a nice view.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Had a large group meet up at the beach for lunch and volleyball. Its nice to sit in the grass or at a table for lunch then head to the sand for volleyball. Our kids rented a peddle bike and had a great time. Beach is a little rocky.

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Upland, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stayed at the campsites right on the beach. Fourth of July Weekend. The campsite was clean the shower was good. It had firepits and perfect weather. The beach wasn't suitable for kids to play in the water. Tons of seaweed people were mainly surfing and in boats and seadoo's. They have lots of rentals and restaurants. It was very... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We wound up at Doheny State Beach because the "Baby beach" was posted no swimming due to high bacteria levels. So, over the the State Beach we went. The facilities are nice and it was a gorgeous day but the slope of the beach makes for a very worrisome time when there with little kids who want to get their... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is a nice state beach and my first time visiting it. We came as we were visiting friends. We sat at the picnic tables and had an afternoon BBQ. Whats great is there are BBQ's right next to the picnic tables. There is also a bike rental place nearby so I would recommend renting some and riding along the... More

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Fremont, California
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374 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is a nice state beach for picnics, beach play, and enjoying the ocean. There are also camping possibilities. Its a busy park, so if you want beautiful ocean views and people watching as well, its a great park for that. If you want some more peace and quiet, there are other beach parks to go to.

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Cibolo, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Having bought a State Park beach pass after moving to Southen California last fall, we have been checking out all of the beaches in the area. Parking was very convenient to the beach. No steps to worry about. This beach has a lot of amenities....picnic tables, grills, restrooms(that were very clean)an area for camping, volleyball courts and a concession stand.... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My day at the Doheny State Beach was absolutely wonderful. Located within walking distance from the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa, (which is where I lived for 10 days) it was so convenient to stroll over there and spend the day. The beach is clean and quiet...most of the sounds were from the waves cresting from sea to shore.... More

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