Contact Number

  • (949) 496-6171

Park Accessibility Information

Park Hours

  • 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM 
    Everyday

Park Activities

Yes
Except for service animals, dogs not allowed on beaches. Dogs must be leashed and attended to by an adult at all times.
Historical/Cultural Site
Picnic Areas
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Fishing
Interpretive Exhibits
Beach Area
Swimming
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Windsurfing/Surfing
Family Programs
Geocaching
Bike Trails
Hiking Trails

Park Facilities

Family Campsites
Group Campsites
RV Dump Station
RV Access
Food Service
Parking
Restrooms / Showers
Restrooms
Outdoor Showers
Drinking Water Available
Wheelchair Accessible

Park Directions

Get directions through Google Maps

The beach is on Del Obispo/Dana Harbor Drive, approximately one mile north of I-5 and about four miles from San Juan Capistrano Mission.

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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 officially named Doheny State Beach in 1963.

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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.


Lifeguard Services
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.


 

Additional Visitor Services

  • LUV-2-CAMP, LLC (Camp Trailer Rentals)
  • The Holidays Delivered (833) 268-8956 - (Camp Trailer Rentals)
  • Wheel Fun Rentals (Beach stand and rentals)
  • Sani-Star, LLC. (Automated RV Dump Fee Collection System)