Seven miles of coastal bluffs and rolling hills are the backdrop for Dana Point’s stunning beaches, some of the most beautiful shorelines in California.
The 62-acre Doheny State Beach offers outstanding swimming and surfing on a one-mile stretch of pristine coastline. Tide pools are ideal for exploring at low tide, while a campground and picnic area are perfect for family gatherings and weekend beach parties. Volleyball, basketball, cycling, and other sand and court activities can be enjoyed at Capistrano Beach, along scenic south Dana Point.
Salt Creek Beach is another top surfing location that’s also popular for its swimming, sunbathing and tide pools. Connected to its south, Strands Beach is another beautiful stretch of sand that invites advanced surfers and joggers who just want to run and run.
And, of course, Baby Beach in the harbor takes after its namesake with mellow ocean waves and plenty of nearby restrooms and restaurants!
Dana Point is an incomparable Southern California destination for boating enthusiasts and sun worshipers alike. Browse our listings for the best Dana Point beaches and open-water activities, and don’t forget the sunscreen!