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Address: Del Obispo and Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629
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Located adjacent to a popular campsite, this scenic beach provides a...

Located adjacent to a popular campsite, this scenic beach provides a peaceful outdoor experience.

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Very busy beach. There is a beach cafe which is nice to sit at. The surf is great for beginners but is very crowded.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 August 2015
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Whittier, California
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11 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Too crowded!!! The campsites are too close. You here all the cars and worst of all the train.The beach has rocks and seaweeds. Will not return!!

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

Very busy beach. There is a beach cafe which is nice to sit at. The surf is great for beginners but is very crowded.

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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8 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

We have lived in Orange County for 13 years and decided to take a chance and camp right on the beach at Doheny. We visit Doheny all the time, but wanted to spend the night & sleep in the tent. If you don't mind mice & noise, this is the place for you. The campsites are very small & designed... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

Came to this beach on my visit to Dana Point and this is where we came for our surfing lessons. Waves were not too harsh there were many kids out here surfing .... even seen a kid that looked about 5 or 6 surfing. It was overcast and bit rainy, but i can definitely tell this place can get VERY... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

I was last here in 2008 had a great time everything was nice and clean. This time the bathrooms had graffiti scratched in to bathroom stalls. Showers nasty people leaving crap all over. Positives the location is beach front.r the place. Beach was still pretty good in front of the camp ground.

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Villa Park, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

Beautiful but crowded. There are other south California coastal beaches with great views and quieter for singles, couples, and families.

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Bristol, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Doheny beach has plenty to do. There are vollyball nets and balls as well as a snack bar and rental shop for bikes, board and other beach items. There are restroooms and park space with picnic tables. It is a surffing beach with waves and rip tides, so not really for swimming. Also, the water is cool and rocky. However... More 

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Sandy, Utah
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24 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

Not happy with this beach at all. Terribly rocky sand, shore break, literally cut my feet walking out into the water. Great for surfing only.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

Lots of fun surfing next to the Harbor. The beach is rocky but if you wear boat shoes its fine. The water level stays the same dept for a very long distance. You can walk out as far as a football field and the water is only up to your waist. Good beginner waves and a great place to take... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Drove our camper to Doheny at Dana Point for 2 camping next to the beach. The campgrounds was relatively clean because the cleaners come every morning to empty the trash and sweep the grounds and maintain the restrooms. All in all there was nothing that one can complain about. There are showers operated by token which you purchase from camp's... More 

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