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Address: Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA
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Big and Beautiful Beach!

My wife and I were here today for the first time and we really enjoyed it! Make sure and get there relatively early, we got there at around 11 and there was plenty of parking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were here today for the first time and we really enjoyed it! Make sure and get there relatively early, we got there at around 11 and there was plenty of parking. This beach gets busy quickly so make sure and get a spot on the beach earlier as well. It is very well kept and awesome... More 

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Louisville, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

easy parking and only $1/hour. the walk to the beach is downhill; remember that when you leave. the beach is 1/2 surf area/ 1/2 swim, but it got pretty rough in the swim area and the riptide was ever present. it was nice, but it got very crowded.

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Cedar City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We visited on a Tuesday and it was not crowded at all. Snacks avaliable on the beach, parking only $1 per hour. Nice sand and surf, great for families.

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ATL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is very nice beach that's easy to swim in or walk along and there's designated surfing as well.

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Laguna Beach, California, United States
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

i go here often, as I live in South OC , This summer it was Easy to find and access with parking right in front of the beach. its a locals favorite. You wont see as many people coming from far away drives to visit here...making it good for Locals and for those visiting the South County area. if you... More 

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Nice beach were the locals go to swim, surf, boogie board. Only negative is the walk back up the hill. If you a young pup no problem but not good for those who have trouble walking or tire easy.

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Cleveland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a beautiful stretch of beach. It is much quitter than other Orange County beaches. It has natural beauty, peacefulness and so many areas to explore. Excellent place for children to ride the waves...BRING BOOGIE BOARDS for each child to avoid fights over whose turn it is to ride the board!

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Danville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Excellent lifeguard coverage and easy swimming beach with perfect white sand. Good food for sale and shuttle from parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Went with family 3 times during the week. Each day there were huge waves. Lots of surfers, but they were set to one side of the beach. Great boogie boarding. The kids had a blast.

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Sandy, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This beach rivals our love of the Newport/Balboa beach. The sand is perfect, the wave break is excellent for boogie birding and surfing and they allow skim boarding, which is not allowed on many of the other local beaches. You do have to make a bit of a trek down to the beach, with public parking up above. But well... More 

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