Doheny State Beach is a protected beach in the state park system of California, located on the Pacific Ocean in the city of Dana Point. The beach is a popular surf spot located at the mouth of San Juan Creek, which flows from the Santa Ana Mountains southwest to the beach, where it forms a fresh-water lagoon.
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Great park on the beach
Sells out quickly but they have lots of cancellations so Campnab.com can help get a site. Fun park with lots to do. Most sites have some shade. Easily walk from any site to the ocean! Great beach for kids too. No utilities at the campsite but there is a dump station.
Beach and surfers paradise at Doheny! Peaceful, relaxing yet close to local coffee shops and town. We can't wait to go back!
Impossible made possible
I am notoriously late for trying to get an 8 AM reservation and have used this site to help me get one I’ve been successful every time. Thanks a bunch
You Surf Here.
The campground is tight, dusty, and historic. The street noise is nearby. You don't camp here because you want nature. You camp here because you are going to spend the day in the water surfing, the evening drinking, and repeat. OR, you camp here so you can say you camped at Doheny. There are NO hookups. The dump station is questionable, as everyone and their 2nd cousin is using the station.
The day use lot is full of #surflife (related to #vanlife, but with surf boards), so don't learn to surf here - just fake looking like you've been surfing for 20 years. Which is easy to do by purchasing used wetsuits and boards from Play It Again Sports.
During the summer the snack shop is excellent. BUT the real gem is the shopping area north of the campground. AND, you need to bike over or enjoy the longer walk.
The hotel across the street has a simple brunch, nice pool, and a great bar.
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