Information about Doheny State Beach
25300 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629, USA
Take I-405 S from Los Angeles to CA-73 S. Then take CA-73 S to Doheny State Beach
5 ft (1.5 m)
62 acres (25 ha)
Camping reservations at Doheny State Beach can be made 6 months in advance of your arrival date. Reservations open at 8:00 AM PST/PDT on the desired arrival date.
1-800-444-7275 (between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.)
Open year-round, but camping reservations begin 6 months in advance.
Number of sites
Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a six-foot leash. Dogs are not allowed on the beach, buildings, or rental boats. Service dogs are welcome in all areas.
Campfires are allowed only in designated fire rings when fire restrictions are not in place.
One group campsite available (can accommodate up to 40 people and 12 vehicles)
Max. site occupants
Vehicles per site
Maximum vehicle length
Gravel and dirt
Number of accessible sites
Sites 80 and 81
Limited wifi is available in some areas; paid and the speed and reliability can vary.
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Contact Doheny State Beach
- California State Parks
- Booking site: https://reservecalifornia.com/Web
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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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