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Salt Creek Beach

Address: Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA
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Ranked #3 of 18 Activities in Dana Point
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

This beach has got to be one of the top ten most beautiful beaches in the world. This place in my opinion is the definition of "California dreaming" and what California beach life is. The views from this place are postcard perfect. Lots of people surfing, playing volleyball and just tanning at this place. I loved it.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This beach is great for walks. There are a lot of surfers to watch. It's pretty low key. The beach is clean and the ocean beautiful.

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Fishers, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This beach was outstanding. Great views and wonderful waves. Plenty of room to set up shop and play in the ocean. Make sure to go to either side by the rocks. The tide pools had many wild life in them.

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Toronto, Canada
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36 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Too cold to swim at this time of the year but lots of surfers were out. Great sandy hard packed beach to walk and walk

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California
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543 helpful votes 543 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Salt Creek Beach is a primo place for body surfing. It's also pretty darn dramatic, with soaring cliffs looming over the crescent bay with its thundering surf.

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DANAPOINT
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Salt Creek Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the OC. It is a healthy hike down the hill to the beach, but worth it. The waves are usually big and it is fun to watch the experienced surfers and swimmers in the water.

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Dana Point, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Salt Creek is beautiful, with tall cliffs, beautiful homes, great stairs to climb, and a long stretch of beach perfect for a nice long beach walk. You can often see porpoises off shore, and sometimes whales on a clear day.

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Washington, DC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The waves for surfing and boogie boarding were excellent. The beach get's quite crowded so get there early. It is also a nice beach for running.

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Dana Point
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a wonderful long stretch of very clean California beach surrounded by all that is wonderful in Dana Point. Great walking and swimming, as well as surfing.

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Laguna Niguel
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is a great beach for the entire family in a beautiful part of Orange County. There are designated sections for both surfing and boogie boarding/swimming with lifeguard stations during the summer and bathrooms. If you get hungry, there is a snack shack with a great variety of food, and delicious smoothies. The beautiful Ritz Carlton Hotel overlooks this beach.... More 

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