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Salt Creek Beach

Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629
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Surfing Bay

A bay colse ti Dana Point! Week the weather doesn’t help us since it was mostly cloudy; I took a 30... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Emanuele C
via mobile
Family fun

We wanted our kids to try boogie boarding. We rented wet suits and boards. We tried Doheny beach... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
lablonde14
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Salt Lake City, UT
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great waves” (10 reviews)
“grassy park” (6 reviews)
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Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629
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"the ritz carlton"
in 28 reviews
"great waves"
in 10 reviews
"grassy park"
in 6 reviews
"basketball court"
in 7 reviews
"boogie boarding"
in 9 reviews
"paid parking"
in 5 reviews
"excellent surf"
in 3 reviews
"body boarding"
in 3 reviews
"nice sand"
in 4 reviews
"lot of seaweed"
in 4 reviews
"steep walk"
in 4 reviews
"per hour"
in 8 reviews
"snack shack"
in 4 reviews
"multi million dollar homes"
in 4 reviews
"orange county"
in 12 reviews
"paved path"
in 3 reviews
"pay to park"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bay colse ti Dana Point! Week the weather doesn’t help us since it was mostly cloudy; I took a 30 minutes of walking along the beach and in the meantime my colleagues were surfing! There is also a beautiful green park where to play...

Thank Emanuele C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted our kids to try boogie boarding. We rented wet suits and boards. We tried Doheny beach but it was so rocky in the water that my daughter's feet got a few cuts. Salt Creek Beach was suggested by our hotel staff. We drove...More

Thank lablonde14
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Came to Dana Point the end of February. Local surf shop suggested we go to this beach to bodyboard. I took my 13 and 17 year old boys with me. The beach is nice and the waves were ideal. We drove by several beaches and...More

Thank Jim P
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This beach is very nice. Would recommend walking south to Strands beach, which is a bit more scenic. Worth the trip.

Thank Matt T
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Clean, soft sandy beach with good surf. There is a nice walkway all along the back of the beach. The surf is good and the sunset is great. There is a fee to park and a free shuttle to get you down to the beach...More

Thank Alan B
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

This by far is one of the best surf spots in Southern California and the best one in Orange County. There is plenty of paid parking, public bathrooms, a park and a lifeguard on duty during the summer.

Thank ryantravelor
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This was a great place to sit and watch or walk. The surfing was crazy with the high surf. The sounds of the waves is amazing! Favourite sound ever. Didn’t see any whales off shore but lots of pelicans cans!

Thank d s
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

This is nice beach to walk and watch surfers atempt their sport while you're walking. The beach is not as long as some of the others but beacuse you have to walk to reach to beach in certain areas it is less crowded, which was...More

Thank Scott M
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Not my favorite beach in OC, but nice to come when the waves are good. Great place to watch the surfers. World class surfing spot, so always entertaining.

Thank Janice P
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

The perfect place to bring our family. We enjoyed a few mornings and afternoons here. Quiet in the winter. Gorgeous and formidable waves.

Thank michiganonthego
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Hannes R
10 September 2017|
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Response from Josh K | Reviewed this property |
Right now the water is about 68 degrees which is almost as warm as it will get.
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Merlot2006
5 July 2017|
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Response from CharlieinTexas | Reviewed this property |
Hi. When we were at the beach, there was a dad playing with his toddler son that my wife found entertaining and took several photos of him. So, yes to your question. Fairly large beach in terms of length, not overly deep... More
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FRANCISCO F
12 July 2016|
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Response from Piter92604 | Reviewed this property |
There is a pay to park parking lot at the top of the hill by the beach and a steep walk down. Or you can pay $1 each to take a golf cart shuttle ride down to the beach with your chairs and umbrella.
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