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Doheny State Beach

Del Obispo and Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629
+1 949-496-6172
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Walking along the surf and shell huntng

The beach has many picnic areas plus many types of rentals for viewing the area. It is extremely... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
penny8112018
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Tucson, Arizona
Quite Little family beach.

I you are a family looking for a safe beach with little waves and eateries within walking distance... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
ebot2017
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San Clemente, California
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Located adjacent to a popular campsite, this scenic beach provides a peaceful outdoor experience.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Del Obispo and Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629
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"picnic tables"
in 27 reviews
"blues festival"
in 9 reviews
"overnight camping"
in 5 reviews
"rent bikes"
in 7 reviews
"snack bar"
in 18 reviews
"learn to surf"
in 9 reviews
"metered parking"
in 5 reviews
"park area"
in 6 reviews
"low tide"
in 5 reviews
"per hour"
in 8 reviews
"great park"
in 5 reviews
"bike riding"
in 4 reviews
"dana harbor"
in 6 reviews
"paddle boarding"
in 8 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 4 reviews
"plenty of parking"
in 4 reviews
"san clemente"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach has many picnic areas plus many types of rentals for viewing the area. It is extremely clen

Thank penny8112018
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

I you are a family looking for a safe beach with little waves and eateries within walking distance I would recommend this beach. It also plays host to several festival 21 and older and families of all ages. A little pricey but from what my...More

Thank ebot2017
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Great views, walking areas, picnic areas , parking. It looks like great place to bicycle. Beautiful place to drive and walk around.

Thank BTF602
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

This is one of the nicer more quieter beaches. There is plenty of parking and the beach is not as crowded as most Southern California beaches.

Thank Lisa C
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

great place for family, friends, quiet, nature walking to bike riding, walking on the beach. a place to get away from city- PERFECT

Thank James J
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We had left two other beaches because the rocks were horrible and those were only two and four miles south on PCH. This beach had a nice sandy entry to the ocean; just right under our feet. Great experience.

1  Thank Ginger F
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed just lying on the sand, listening to the waves, and reading my book and relaxing. Not too busy either.

Thank Sandy W
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Clean beach, rocks, not a lot of layout room near our hotel...maybe other parts of the beach. Train runs all day off and on

Thank athath
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

New surfers, especially children, surf at the far end of the beach. There's a rubber-ish sidewalk to the beach for those using a walker or wheelchair who want to sit closer to the water. Various toys can be rented for water fun. Food, too. And...More

Thank Kathy H
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We love this beach. It has paid parking which wards off any issues at regular beaches. It has a snack bar, bike paths, and one can rent bikes, kayaks, etc. it has a large area with bbq’s and tables. The water isn’t too rough so...More

Thank David Swearengi... S
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Kerri H
5 October 2017|
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Lee Y
1 December 2016|
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Response from windiveski | Reviewed this property |
Each Campsite has it's own raised steel circular ring with a cooking grate that takes up 1/3 on top opening. You can burn wood inside the ring for a camp fire or for cooking.
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Lon M
3 July 2016|
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Response from ckckckckckck | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have parking for large vehicles such as RVs.
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