6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Doheny State Beach
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Except for service animals, dogs not allowed on beaches. Dogs must be leashed and attended to by an adult at all times.
Driving Directions to Doheny SBThe beach is on Del Obispo/Dana Harbor Drive, approximately one mile north of I-5 and about four miles from San Juan Capistrano Mission.
Visitors will be able to reserve campsites and lodging six months in advance from the current date. Bookings may extend from the arrival date to the desired departure date – based on availability and the park’s maximum stay rules.
Upcoming Park Events
No events scheduled at this moment.
RV Dump Station
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Restrooms / Showers
Drinking Water Available
Doheny State Beach Foundation
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.
Surfline provides an internet source of beach weather and surf reports, including live streaming video feeds, and is Proud Partner of California State Parks.
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)
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.