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“Great Place to people watch”
Review of Doheny State Beach

Doheny State Beach
Ranked #3 of 36 things to do in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located adjacent to a popular campsite, this scenic beach provides a peaceful outdoor experience.
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
223 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Great Place to people watch”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

People are all Stand up Paddle boarding and Surfing
But a great place to shoot photography bring a chair and food and enjoy the Sunsets...

Visited September 2012
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Sacramento, California
Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Great park!”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Loved the Marina and the Ocean Institute. They had a paddle board contest over the weekend which was alot of fun to watch. Great place for a daily walk or run.

Visited September 2012
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Aliso Viejo, California
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Always Crowded, Good for Groups”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

I've always been here with church groups for the church beach party experience. It's a decent place for that. I don't think I would want to overnight here with the highway being so close. There are no waves here, so that has its obvious pluses and minuses.

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Newport Coast
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“It's an OK beach, good for picnics, bad for swimming”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

They have a clean and spacious area for picnics and barbecues and plenty of volleyball courts. The problem with this beach is the water and shoreline. First off, the water is FILLED with rocks! I went in the water for 10 minutes and came out with cuts all over my legs. As the waves come in, the rocks hit your legs and feet and it can be very painful. The water is also not clean and is one of the most polluted beaches in California. To summarize, if you want to go swimming, Crystal Cove is not crowded and is also a state park. It is very clean and has no rocks. If you just want to picnic or barbecue and play in the sand, this place is a solid choice.

Visited August 2012
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Mission Viejo, California
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“BBQ'n & Easy Surf”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

Great location for a grom wanna be. The surf is easy riding, a little rocky in some places, sand flies on other places. The saving grace of this park is the huge outside grass play area. If you have a big group make this your place to go. I get myslef and my ladies a bench and park BBQ. Set up camp and just CHILL! Watch the people as they go by...rent a bike for 4, whatever you decide to do here just remeber No in and outs. Cost is a bit high for a half day so take FULL advantage of the entrance fee and stay all day into the night.

Visited May 2012
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