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Orange County and Catalina Island Sights

Doheny State Beach

  • 25300 Dana Point Harbor Dr. Map It
  • Dana Point
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Updated 04/03/2014

Fodor's Review

At the south end of Dana Point, Doheny State Beach is one of Southern California's top surfing destinations, but there's a lot more to do within this 61-acre area. There are five indoor tanks and an interpretive center devoted to the wildlife of the Doheny Marine Refuge, as well as food stands, picnic facilities, and volleyball courts. Divers and anglers hang out at the beach's western end, and during low tide, the tide pools beckon both young and old. The water quality ocassionally falls below state standards—signs are posted if that's the case. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; parking; showers; toilets. Best for: partiers; sunset; surfing; swimming; walking.

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25300 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point, California, 92629, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $15 parking

Updated 04/03/2014


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