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About Doheny State Beach – North Beach in Dana Point, California

Doheny State Beach has two separate beaches and day-use areas – north and south. This North Beach is located north of the San Juan Creek mouth and has a large grass park with nice picnic facilities, sand volleyball courts, and an excellent beach. It’s popular for swimming, SUPing, and beginner surfing as the waves roll in slowly from San Juan Bay. At low tide a boulder field and marine life is exposed for some fun tide pool exploration. This state park has a visitor center complete with interpretive exhibits, an aquarium, indoor tide pools, and a store with books and other fun items. The south part of Doheny State Beach has a large campground and a long beach. The entrance to Doheny State Beach is where Park Lantern intersects Dana Point Harbor Drive. Be sure to check the water quality for the area before swimming here.

25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
Park Name
Doheny State Beach
State Park
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on the beach
Fee for parking
Surfing, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Swimming, Sunbathing, Kayaking, Windsurfing, Volleyball, Camping, Biking, Birdwatching
Lifeguard, Grass Park, Restrooms, Showers, Picnic Tables, BBQs, Accessible Features, Campground, Aquarium, Tide Pools, Volleyball Courts, Interpretive Center, Rentals, Cafe, Lagoon
Map of Doheny State Beach – North Beach
Dana Point, US
8:40 am, July 16, 2024
temperature icon 68°F
L: 65° H: 69°
Feels like 69.12 °F broken clouds
Wind gusts: 4 m/s
UV Index: 3.32
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:52 am
Sunset: 8:00 pm
Humidity 91 %
Pressure1016 mb
Wind 4 m/s

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