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Salt Creek Beach County Park
33333 S. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Dana Point, CA  92629
(949) 923-2280 

Salt Creek offers access to 18 acres of public beaches. It is a popular surfing location, with a small, offshore reef that creates some of the best left swells along the entire shoreline. Swimming, body surfing, sunbathing and tide pool exploration are other beach activities. The parking is located on the bluff above the beach; the beach can be reached via a set of stairs or a funicular.

Doheny State Beach
25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA  92629
(949) 496-6172

California's first state beach, Doheny covers 62 acres of scenic oceanfront. Beach activities include volleyball, swimming, sunbathing, kayaking, windsurfing and tide pool exploration at low tide. This is a great beach for beginning surfers; surfing is restricted to the day-use beach north of San Juan Creek. Doheny's westerly swells are best during the summer months. Beachside tent and RV camping is available. With over a mile of sandy beach and some of the warmest water in California, Doheny was voted OC's "best camping site" for 14 consecutive years. Popular events at Doheny include: Doheny Blues Festival (May), Surf-a-Rama (surf expo, June) and Battle of the Paddle (surf contest, October).

Capistrano Beach County Park
35005 Beach Rd.
Capistrano Beach, CA  92675
(949) 923-2280

Enjoy volleyball, basketball and other beach activities. During the summer months, a concession building offers fishing gear rental and sales, food and beverages, and beach supplies.