We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Doheny State Beach

Del Obispo and Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629
+1 949-496-6172
Review Highlights
Doheny Blues

For 20 years they hold this festival on the weekend before Memorial Day. GREAT venue! Great park... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA
Beautiful and very clean

Very clean beaches, plenty of tables and water rinsing stations. Very enjoyable and scenic views... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lincoln, Nebraska
Read all 360 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Located adjacent to a popular campsite, this scenic beach provides a peaceful outdoor experience.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 06:00 - 22:00
Del Obispo and Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629
+1 949-496-6172
Write a Review
Reviews (360)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 360 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

For 20 years they hold this festival on the weekend before Memorial Day. GREAT venue! Great park with grass, shade and semi private picnic sites.

Thank scottcX5335XC
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very clean beaches, plenty of tables and water rinsing stations. Very enjoyable and scenic views, great for families.

Thank lglenn94
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful waves and surf, the sand was somewhat coarse but that makes it easy to clean off (!) and the amenities were great: access to bike and equipment rental, food, bathrooms. Note: the bathrooms were sparsely equipped - no towels or air dryers, so be...More

Thank Brent B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not many people around when we were first there which made it a relaxing experience. Not the most scenic beach but clean and sunny and nice surf to gaze at. We came back a few weeks later for the Doheny Blues Festival and people were...More

Thank yogaperson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went into the state park when we went to the whale watching next door. Great beach with picnic tables.

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

This is an awesome beach to learn to surf. There are surf board rentals right there at the beach, as well as bike rentals, food, etc. there's plenty of parking, it's also near the marina. It is great sand for laying out in, soft and...More

Thank GER4511
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Legendary Doheny Beach is a nice place for entry level surfing, hanging at the beach, picnics and general relaxation. Great views of the harbor entrance and south towards San Clemente. There are several food options nearby. Doheny has several picnic areas that you can reserve...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Nice beach, calm waves. Nice little cafe/snack shop where we had sea salt tortilla chips and salsa. Also rented bikes for 10$ per hour. Fun day and plenty of sun!

Thank Travelinsunnfun
Reviewed 1 May 2017

A California jewel in the State Park system. Bring a picnick lunch and a surfboard. Cowabunga dude! If you plan on camping, good luck! Reservations needed at least months in advance after the first of the year when they open up the system.

Thank Dwnptrl
Reviewed 29 April 2017

This is a very clean beach and nice to walk on from the Doubletree Hilton in Dana Point, CA.. Close off the I-5 and PCH HWY's.. Parking 6am to 10pm!! Has limited Ruffing/Tent Camping spots..

Thank Jeffery V
Nearby Restaurants
Stacks Pancake House
362 reviews
.36 km away
RJ's Cafe
227 reviews
.66 km away
Jimmy's Famous American Tavern
308 reviews
.69 km away
155 reviews
.68 km away
Nearby Attractions
Dana Point Harbor
790 reviews
1.26 km away
Catalina Express
195 reviews
.68 km away
Baby Beach
100 reviews
.42 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Lee Y
does campground 071 have firepit
30 November 2016|
Answer Show all 8 answers
Response from windiveski | Reviewed this property |
Each Campsite has it's own raised steel circular ring with a cooking grate that takes up 1/3 on top opening. You can burn wood inside the ring for a camp fire or for cooking.
Lon M
Is there RV parking for day users? I just want to head down for the day with our 30-foot Class C.
3 July 2016|
Answer Show all 9 answers
Response from ckckckckckck | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have parking for large vehicles such as RVs.
Is this a place to go to just spend the day or a few hours at the beach? (no camping)
17 April 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from ibisroost | Reviewed this property |
Yes this is a great place to enjoy the beach, rent bikes and beach items. Full facilities, easy beach access and walking distance to marina too. Enjoy your visit!