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Address: Del Obispo and Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone Number: +1 949-496-6172
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Located adjacent to a popular campsite, this scenic beach provides a...

Located adjacent to a popular campsite, this scenic beach provides a peaceful outdoor experience.

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Great for photography

I visited two mornings in a row and got excellent pictures of birds, surfers and sunrises. There's a funky campground where I entered the beach, but the residents were friendly.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
dcstep
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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a great beach to camp at. Thanksgiving family reunion made even better with beach time. Beach is fabulous, clean and the beach goers were friendly and fun.

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited two mornings in a row and got excellent pictures of birds, surfers and sunrises. There's a funky campground where I entered the beach, but the residents were friendly.

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Thank dcstep
Cottonwood, Arizona
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56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favorite beaches in SoCal. The water is almost always calm and great for swimming/paddleboarding. Plenty of surfing, too, though the waves won't get too large so great for beginners. Depending on the time of year it can get crowded, but in the off season it's amazingly empty and peaceful.

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Bedford, Indiana
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beach is absolutely stunning, I was in CA from out of state for work, and I could not wait to get to the beach after my workdays. It was relaxing, peaceful and beautiful.

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Thank natashasW4882KZ
Riverside, California
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a state camping area with some camping spots on the sand and all spots walking distance from the beach. The camping is dry (no electricity or water hook ups) but bathrooms are available for tent camping with showers. The whole place is very clean and the beach is white sand. If you are not camping you can still... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of friends and invitees (sometimes up to 20) converge for a very relaxed bonfire at the beach to wind down our week. You can't beat sunset at the beach with good friends, good food and good beverages. Very low key and serene.

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Woodland Hills, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Such a startling beautiful beach with great views south to San Clemente and the area topography! I have visited here for The Pacific Paddle Board Races and The Ohana Festival and just for quiet walks. This beach is very special and located in a quiet setting that is perfect for families and serious water sports enthusiasts! A large, expansive beach... More 

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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230 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

It is mostly very rocky with limited access. As many RVs in the parking lot as scenic views. Better choice next to it at the Capistrano Beach county park.

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Page, Arizona
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183 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Doheny State Beach is a gem. We love coming out here to SUP in the beautiful Pacific and this is a great place to do it. Easy access and parking. Be careful of the rocks below the waterline though so bring some water shoes or booties. The waves here are a great place to learn to surf or PaddleSurf. All... More 

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Thank Joe L
Dana Point, California
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Doheny State Beach has something for everyone. I live locally, so I am privileged to visit DSB weekly. It's a great place to walk my dog or begin a 4 mile hike to the Marine Institute and back if I park at the southern most parking spaces and walk to and from Capistrano Beach first. Our family has held Thanksgiving... More 

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