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
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