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Review of Doheny State Beach

Doheny State Beach
Ranked #3 of 36 things to do in Dana Point
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Owner description: Located adjacent to a popular campsite, this scenic beach provides a peaceful outdoor experience.
Reviewed March 17, 2012

This local south facing beach gets surf mostly in the summer. The Mom's and Dad's are pushing the kids into there first waves, kids of all ages are catching there first waves and everyone is cheering. There are also very good surfers there. Mostly long boarding. A little FYI there are rocks. At low tide you can see them. The Sea Gulls are a problem with pollution and there is run off from God knows where. Can't recommend going in after a storm. There is metered parking (less expensive) outside as well as the state beach parking (hefty fee).

Thank kka57
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Reviewed March 4, 2012

It was okay, I like the sand bar and narrow beach, but didn't like paying so much for parking.

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Reviewed February 16, 2012

If you can get a site, enjoy! Just lock up your stuff.

Thank Lori125
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Reviewed February 12, 2012

This beach often has drainage problems and the water quality grades are posted there. If the water is clean this is a great place to learn to surf.

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Reviewed February 1, 2012

Been there for the Doheny Day's, where bunch of bands play and it's really fun!

1  Thank tracidhb
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