6am to 10pm year round
Doheny State Beach
Max. Trailer Lengths
Trailer: 35 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: 35 Feet
Driving Directions to Doheny SB
Camping and Lodging
Online reservations are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reservations can be made 7 months in advance on the first day of the month beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST via the website, by mail, or by calling the toll free telephone number at 1-800-444-7275. Due to seasonal volume, access to the ReserveAmerica website and the telephone line may at times be limited.Online Reservations
Brochures and Campground Maps
Upcoming Park Events
No events scheduled at this moment.
Campers may experience large crowds, traffic, and limited parking due to a large special event the weekend of October 1-2, 2016. An international stand-up paddling competition, The Pacific Paddle Games, will take place in the north day-use area. The beach and waters off Doheny will be impacted. Crowds on the beach are anticipated to be 5,000 people or more.
Doheny State Beach will be impacted with traffic closures into and out of the park and campground from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016. More than 10,000 runners will travel through the park during the annual Dana Point Turkey Trot 5K and 10K fun run.
Doheny State Beach is located in the city of Dana Point, California and is one of California's most popular state beaches and attracts almost one million visitors per year. Doheny has a day use surfing beach at its northern end and a five-acre lawn with picnic facilities and volleyball courts.
The southern end of the state beach has campgrounds, with some of the campsites only steps away from the beach. The state beach has tide pools and a visitor center with several aquariums. Surf fishing is also popular among visitors.
The beach property was donated by oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny for public use in 1931 and was California's first state beach. It was official named Doheny State Beach in 1963.
Surfline provides an internet source of beach weather and surf reports, including live streaming video feeds, and is Proud Partner of California State Parks.
Location - Directions
Doheny State Beach is at 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA, 92629, approximately one mile north of I-5 and about three miles from the San Juan Capistrano Mission.
Doheny State Beach aquatic safety is provided by the California State Parks Lifeguard Service. Lifeguards patrol the beach year-round while lifeguard towers are staffed roughly Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
Lifeguard Program Supervisor:
Mark Allen LGSII
Ennio Rocca SPPO/LG
Available Activities and Facilities at Doheny State Beach
En route Campsites
Hike or Bike Campsites
RV Dump Station
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Restrooms / Showers
Drinking Water Available