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Address: Del Obispo and Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone Number: 949-496-6172
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Located adjacent to a popular campsite, this scenic beach provides a...

Located adjacent to a popular campsite, this scenic beach provides a peaceful outdoor experience.

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Love this beach even that it is a little cold

One of the best places to relax, surf, Sup Surf or just SUP. Plenty of parking space and gazebos. In the middle, there is a small cafe with great snacks and meals. The beach has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Joselinjosramos
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Canovanas, Puerto Rico
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30 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gross beach. The water is nasty. Lots of trash and seaweed floating in the water. Couldn't wait to leave. I do not recommend wasting your time going to this beach.

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Canovanas, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best places to relax, surf, Sup Surf or just SUP. Plenty of parking space and gazebos. In the middle, there is a small cafe with great snacks and meals. The beach has little rocks in the water, not a big deal. Be aware of the parking meters, there are plenty all over but you need to buy... More 

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Highland, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Less crowded, incredible water, quiet and clean! Showers, bathrooms, life guards, safe for families! Great tip from a friend... We pass it on to you! This place is the best beach around Newport!

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Thank 6Wallys
Roseville, California
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place for surfing if your group has a range of experience especially beginning and intermediate. The north side of the beach is rocky, but this is where the best beginner waves are. Bring booties to walk out. Sand is good but the north area is not the best beach for swimming. If you move towards the snack... More 

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Thank RangerRik54
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stroll, try surf lessons, boogie board, or sit and relax. There's a long sidewalk that runs along the beach, so you can walk or bike or scoot for a long distance.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Crazy waves! Parking price was very reasonable $2.00 per hour, clean beach, not over crowded. My favorite beach so far is Santa Monica, were been to three so far.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Decided to go to this beach as it seemed to have all the amenities that my family required. The reality is a little bit different from what is portrayed in the internet. Parking is available and for the day costs $15. A steal. The best beach is at the southern end and is so close to the parking lot you... More 

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Thank Walter B
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

It was really convenient to out hotel right across the street. Not a single person was on it at 6am. I'm from Arkansas so 8am our time. The rocks were nice on the beach. Would be nice if someone would clean up the trash left by inconsiderate people.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the day. Not too crowded. Lifeguards nicely told me I was surfing in the wrong spot. Easy place to learn.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

The beach was walking distance from our hotel. It was very clean but be warned its rocky so you'll be better off with socks or water shoes. The waves were perfect for my girls to enjoy boogie board and first time surfing lessons; not too scary not too dull.

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