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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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Great afternoon at the beach

Parking was convenient. Price was reasonable. Beach area was nice and crowds were manageable... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2016
dennisf72016
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Riverside, California
Very busy beach – lots of scuba lessons

This was a very busy State Park. There was scuba lessons every day. There were bikes to be rented... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2016
july21jam
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detoirt
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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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Reviewed 7 July 2016

Parking was convenient. Price was reasonable. Beach area was nice and crowds were manageable. Nice waves and good family atmosphere.

Thank dennisf72016
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

This was a very busy State Park. There was scuba lessons every day. There were bikes to be rented. There's a walking path along the harbor. There's food. Very busy and very popular

Thank july21jam
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Very nice, family friendly beach. Water was quite dirty, greenish....smelled bad as well. Thought this beach needed some clean up...

1  Thank Kudoku_11
Reviewed 30 June 2016

During our visit to Dana Point, Doheny Beach was hosting a Surf Competition. The beach is really nice however I think it was a popular place for locals. There were places to grill and cook out, a volleyball court and a cafe/restaurant. I wouldn't recommend...More

Thank LumberDevil
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We see the beach from our house. A lot of history here The Beach Boys, yearly Blues Festival, great facilities for family BBQ, rent bikes, stretch out on lots of well maintained grass, play some volley ball. The quality of the water is always a...More

Thank DPKH
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Knew I had to get there early ... Did not realize there was a Event ... Great time , lots to see & do ! Water temp made it very nice , not normally this warm in June ...surfing, paddle surf , Sun& fun !!

Thank Laura R
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

We were across the street at the hotel & walked across bridge to check out this beach. I liked how they had pits for Bon fires & picnic tables. The sunset was beautiful at night.

Thank yvnet
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Husband and I spent a few hours here one Saturday afternoon. We rented a surrey (which was fun but exhausting) and rode around the park area. There are several pavilions, a burger/grill restaurant, a rental shop for all kinds of bikes and surreys, lots of...More

Thank MissouriPam
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

I've been going here for fishing and surfing since the 70s it's not the cleanest beach or the prettiest but there is plenty to do and see. Parking is easy and fishing along the short jetty can be fun. Its a good beach to learn...More

Thank Kelly C
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Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed at The Double Tree across the street.. But, this beach was easy access, beautiful & not crowded at all! It was our first time at Doheny & absolutely loved it!! Would go back in a heartbeat!!

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Kerri H
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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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