The City of Dana Point is characterized by its seven miles of prominent coastal bluffs and scenic rolling hills along the Pacific Ocean. County, State and private beaches adorn the coastline, including world-famous surfing spots at Doheny Beach, Dana Strands, and Salt Creek. The Dana Point Harbor provides slips and moorings for more than 2,500 boats. Doheny State Park, one of California’s most popular beach facilities boasts 62 acres of open space, offering camping, picnicking, swimming, surfing, bicycling, and tide pool exploration, with over 2 million visitors annually. Other beaches in Dana Point include Salt Creek Beach, Monarch Beach, Dana Strand Beach, Baby Beach, Poche Beach and Capistrano County Beach.
For more information on beach water quality, please visit Orange County's Beach Information website at www.ocbeachinfo.com. Below you can find information and links to our local beaches.
Doheny Beach Interpretive Center
California State Parks
Salt Creek, Capistrano Beach & Poche Beach
Dana Point Harbor
Marine Life Protected Areas
Surf and Tide Information