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Soft sandy beach

Very clean beach with great beginner waves and soft sand. We even found a seahorse washed onto the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tamar G
Quintessential california beach and a great place to see a sunset, dolphins and surfers.

THis is a home town beach with a great big grass hill to watch from. Sunset is peak time and many... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
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Salt Creek Beach Park, Strand Vista Park, Selva Road west of Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very clean beach with great beginner waves and soft sand. We even found a seahorse washed onto the beach.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tamar G
Reviewed February 12, 2019

THis is a home town beach with a great big grass hill to watch from. Sunset is peak time and many dolphins cruise in between the surfers just off shore.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank cap10paul
Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

DANA STAND BEACH, Dana Point, California! This is one of my Favorite Beaches in the OC! There is Always lots of FREE BEACH PARKING! I love the small steps workout to get to the beach, and it's a great Beach to ‍Run/Walk for Exercise! If...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

This place was great for many reasons. Once you get there you pay to park then walk down to the park where you can play with your kids or dogs or just have a picnic. Walk further down and there is a few spots to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tpapadopoulos80
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Dana Strands is south of busy Salt Creek Beach. The homes atop the cliffs are huge. Very impressive. Looking south from the Ritz you can see towering Dana Point.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Reasonable50
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Great place to take the family for summer water great and surf's up nice walking distance place to eat would go again.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank chachagarcia01
Reviewed September 12, 2018

When some friends offered to take me here I was less than enthusiastic. The following week I was the one taking people here to see this wonderful view of the ocean, beaches, and fabulous homes. Even the walkway is different with mosaics and plenty of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

The beach was beautiful and filled with people having a great time. There were surf lessons happening as well so it was great to see kids learning how to surf as well as some more experienced surfers. The houses are amazing to look at as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kasey W
Reviewed July 25, 2018

It's a short ride up or down, but it's kind of fun. We walked down the many stairs to the beach and took the funicular back up. This is a beautiful beach.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lynne H
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Many will chirp about the amount of stairs to climb on the way back up to the parking lot, and it is a reasonable gripe. But I didn’t mind it one bit. To be at a beach this magnificent, I would have climbed even more....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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August 28, 2018|
Response from on_the_go_98765 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Roving, The use of the term "strands" is (I believe) fairly common for a walkway or road or path pretty close to the ocean. Oceanside has a whole strip of oceanfront walkway named "The Strand" and I am pretty sure there... More