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Salt Creek Beach

Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629
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Great Beach

We have visited this beach many times over the pastew years but this Summer found that the ocean is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Steve M
Standish, United Kingdom
Great break

One of the best, most accessible surfing beaches in South OC. Plenty of parking and a nice place to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dana Point, California
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Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have visited this beach many times over the pastew years but this Summer found that the ocean is encroaching on beach space.Even an hour before high tide there isn't any sand to sit on asthe sea has moved up to the hillside. However a...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best, most accessible surfing beaches in South OC. Plenty of parking and a nice place to take a walk.

Thank lolathegoldendoodle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The salt Creek Beach was a fabulous find. We encountered a variety of surfers and beach goers of all ages. The beach is right off Pacific Coast Highway and has plenty of parking. The only real problem I think is accessing the beach from the...More

Thank Karren M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a beautiful beach, extremely well serviced toilets, large car park up the hill (pay to stay). Not much else to add, other than it's a quiet beach, so if noisy bustle is your thing it's not for you. As a wedding venue, hard to...More

Thank softywalter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great beach! Easily accessible. Clean. Kid friendly. Lots of room to socialize and play beach games. Parking nearby and very affordable.

Thank Barbara T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great spot to go to the beach with easy parking. gota walk down the hill but no big deal. Nice grass area above the beach between and parking lot.

Thank lndds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great spot for views, swimming, and surfing. There's an outdoor shower, a small fast-food restaurant during daylight hours, and public bathrooms.

Thank Zack C
Reviewed 17 August 2017

My favorite beach in Dana Point. Safe, not real crowded and plenty of room even in high tide. A bit of a walk from the parking area but if handicapped, a car can drive down and drop off the person. There is a path just...More

Thank Lydia747
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Salt Creek is an excellent beach. The grassy park above the beach is a great place for picnics and parties with the beach below. Beautifully beach with excellent surf break. Ample affordable parking is a big plus as well.

1  Thank Josh K
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The beach is beautiful, the sand is soft, the parking is cheap, and the waves are fun. You have to walk down a pretty long hill, but that just keeps it real. It's the best in the spring and fall. Enjoy!

Thank moguloney
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Hannes R
10 September 2017|
Response from Josh K | Reviewed this property |
Right now the water is about 68 degrees which is almost as warm as it will get.
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
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.