Doheny SB
Narrated by Russ Christoff


The next stop on my journey was Doheny State Beach. It's about nine miles from San Clemente in the city of Dana Point, and is definitely worth seeing.

Doheny is known not only for its warm ocean water and gorgeous tropical beach front, but its excellent picnicking facilities.

If you're planning a family reunion, this park can handle it. One hundred-seventy picnic tables and 99 barbeque grills are available, in the 5 acre day use area, and are close to the parking lot.

There's a lot to do here. On some days a beach front concessionaire rents peddle powered surreys and low riding trykes.

Ocean kayaking, swimming, sunbathing and sandcastle building seems to keep most busy.

Relaxing with a good book or picnicking with a friend under palms is another excellent choice.

Doheny's visitor’s center is also interesting.

It contains five aquariums, interpretative displays, and a gift shop.

Volunteers are on-hand to talk about what is happening in the center's unique feature, an indoor tide pool.

The camping here is packed during weekends, and everyday during the summer.

As one would expect, reservations are necessary during these times.

The parks 121 campsites are small, but have very good beach access.

Saturday night campfire programs featuring guest speakers take place in summer.