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Salt Creek Beach

Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629
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Wedding venue

It's a beautiful beach, extremely well serviced toilets, large car park up the hill (pay to... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
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DANA Point

What a great beach! Easily accessible. Clean. Kid friendly. Lots of room to socialize and play... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Barbara T
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Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629
Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

It's a beautiful beach, extremely well serviced toilets, large car park up the hill (pay to stay). Not much else to add, other than it's a quiet beach, so if noisy bustle is your thing it's not for you. As a wedding venue, hard to...More

Thank softywalter
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

What a great beach! Easily accessible. Clean. Kid friendly. Lots of room to socialize and play beach games. Parking nearby and very affordable.

Thank Barbara T
Reviewed 6 September 2017

great spot to go to the beach with easy parking. gota walk down the hill but no big deal. Nice grass area above the beach between and parking lot.

Thank lndds
Reviewed 6 September 2017

What a great spot for views, swimming, and surfing. There's an outdoor shower, a small fast-food restaurant during daylight hours, and public bathrooms.

Thank Zack C
Reviewed 17 August 2017

My favorite beach in Dana Point. Safe, not real crowded and plenty of room even in high tide. A bit of a walk from the parking area but if handicapped, a car can drive down and drop off the person. There is a path just...More

Thank Lydia747
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Salt Creek is an excellent beach. The grassy park above the beach is a great place for picnics and parties with the beach below. Beautifully beach with excellent surf break. Ample affordable parking is a big plus as well.

1  Thank Josh K
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The beach is beautiful, the sand is soft, the parking is cheap, and the waves are fun. You have to walk down a pretty long hill, but that just keeps it real. It's the best in the spring and fall. Enjoy!

Thank moguloney
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Great stretch of beach in Dana Point (just below the Ritz). It has a great surf break, and there are many excellent surfers to watch. The other end is part of the Monarch Beach Resort, and is usually pretty quiet. Easy parking above the beach...More

Thank Nealy2k
Reviewed 29 July 2017

There is a steep downhill to the beach. Once there, we walked down the beach a ways to distance ourselves from the Ritz Carlton guests that were congregating close to the resort above. Once we got situated, enjoying the sun, water and beach was easy....More

Thank Alec M
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Great, clean beach with lifeguards and a close break. Kids had a blast body surfing at this beach!!!

Thank amywis
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Hannes R
10 September 2017|
Response from Josh K | Reviewed this property |
Right now the water is about 68 degrees which is almost as warm as it will get.
5 July 2017|
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Response from CharlieinTexas | Reviewed this property |
Hi. When we were at the beach, there was a dad playing with his toddler son that my wife found entertaining and took several photos of him. So, yes to your question. Fairly large beach in terms of length, not overly deep... More
11 July 2016|
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Response from Piter92604 | Reviewed this property |
There is a pay to park parking lot at the top of the hill by the beach and a steep walk down. Or you can pay $1 each to take a golf cart shuttle ride down to the beach with your chairs and umbrella.