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“UNBELIEVABLY GORGEOUS”
Review of Salt Creek Beach

Salt Creek Beach
Ranked #2 of 36 things to do in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

We went here to see the sunset and found it just the perfect spot to see the opulence of So Cal but also the absolute beauty..!! I loved it here...!! So beautiful.!

Thank Carol K
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Beach was a quick walk down the paved path. They also had a shuttle to take Ritz guests down. We enjoyed watching the surfers and SUP. Always someone there, day and evening. Beach was clean.

Thank dbqgirl
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

This beach is not usually as crowded as some other nearby beaches. The surfing is legendary here. The sand is kept clean and is a great place to surf, paddleboard, or just layout in the sunshine.

Thank DreamSeeker94
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Among the SOCAL beaches I've visited, this one was relatively uncrowded even on Labor Day. Perhaps that's because the access isn't all that convenient, but once there the beach itself is nice enough. The beach is marked in segments to separate swimmers from surfers, but there isn't consistent enforcement. I didn't observe any serious conflicts, so maybe that's not a problem.

There are bathrooms and some outdoor showers spaced along the beach, but only one concession stand that had a very small selection and high prices. Bring your own food is best. The access at the Dana Point end, locally called the Strand, has ample free parking and is less crowded still. However, the walk down is steep and long. There is a tram-like elevator that goes part way down for those who may not be as mobile.

Thank AlaskaStuart
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

The location, waves, and scenic beauty. It is situated in a cover beneath the Ritz but it is a public beach that anyone can use. Park at the meters on top and use the little cart service for $1 if you have a lot of gear. You will not be disappointed.

Thank liketlab
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