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Salt Creek Beach

Open Now: 5:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 5:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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AMAZING: Large Grass Picnic Area / Plus Wonderful Sandy Beach

Loved this beach. Plenty of Parking. Large Grass area for the kids to run and play. Plus, a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Perfectly ideal setting for beach-going and hike-taking

Even if not swimming (April has some cold water temps), walking the paths around the golf course... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved this beach. Plenty of Parking. Large Grass area for the kids to run and play. Plus, a gorgeous beach, barbeque. Wish it was the beach across from our hotel, however, it was only a 15-minute drive but worth it!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if not swimming (April has some cold water temps), walking the paths around the golf course and through the open space is the best way to spend an afternoon. No particularly steep grades along these paved/asphalt paths make for easy biking/walking. This beach and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach was the highlight of our vacation. Beautiful beach, beautiful scenery, the bathrooms were clean and there was a little stand for food. It was a bit of a hike from the car to the beach (but worth it) and the parking lots gets...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank 686beckyl
Reviewed March 12, 2019

I have visited this beach many times as it was perfect for a toddler. We could picnic above the ocean overlooking the water on the expansive lawns, then walk to the sandy beach and play in the surf. The walk to the water can be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank lollydepaulo
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

This is an 7-8 mile easy mostly downhill walk that is nice way to enjoy nature from Laguna Hills to Dana Point and Salt Creek Beach. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank 2ninac
Reviewed February 25, 2019

This place is to far from everything, it has no waves to surf, and to top it off the sun is never out on this beach.

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Alex G
Reviewed February 12, 2019

magical lovely beach to explore and swim in and visit the Ritz for lunch ... fun and quiet and good parking!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank mauratravels1111
Reviewed January 20, 2019

This is a very cool beach. If you could pick one beach with the California attitude, this could be the one. It has it all including a very cool beach with cliffs and surf all day. A beautiful spot. Great to surf, go to the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Randy2353
Reviewed January 9, 2019

I had a video camera I was selling and this fellow answered my ad in an online pub. He wanted to buy it and was doing all the filiming of a surf competition at Salt Creek Beach. I took my camera down there and after...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Roger B
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Salt Creek Beach Park is a dreamy venue located adjacent to "The Ritz Carlton" Laguna Niguel in the City of Dana Point. This expansive white sand beach is beneath the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel--- sitting prominently on a cliff---as it if were a glittering crown turning...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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June 17, 2018|
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Response from caw18 | Reviewed this property |
Try calling the concierge.
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September 9, 2017|
Response from JKPImageFusion | Reviewed this property |
Right now the water is about 68 degrees which is almost as warm as it will get.
July 4, 2017|
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Response from CharlieinTexas | Reviewed this property |
Hi. When we were at the beach, there was a dad playing with his toddler son that my wife found entertaining and took several photos of him. So, yes to your question. Fairly large beach in terms of length, not overly deep... More