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Dana Point, California

Doheny State Beach

Dana Point, California



Dana Point, California
Phone: (949) 496-6171

Sites: 118
Recent Rate: $60 4/2016

Latitude: 33.463859803961
Longitude: -117.68720521944

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.50 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.50
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon,Sprint,T-Mobile
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone ?
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

23 Reviews

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

I got an email that one night opened up for my friend's 70th birthday so I snapped it up. Lovely site right by beach with sound of surf 24/7. Sunset over the marina and sunrise in the east--what more do you want?

Bathrooms were clean, all quiet after sunset. We walked with dogs a long way east to see damage caused by recent storms and closure of the day use area due to repairs. We camped at Doheny State Beach in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
66
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

We just stayed overnight but in the past we kayaked, and went to charming Mexican restaurant on the other side of the tracks. I've been here several times and was never disappointed.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Fantastic! You can park a 42 foot Rv and back in hanging the back end on the beach and still be on the concrete pad with your tires! Right on the beach and beautiful! Generators need to be turned off from 8pm to 10am which is strictly enforced but manageable! If you want to camp on the beach this is the spot! Bring your bikes and enjoy! Clean, quiet and beautiful sunsets with the waves breaking 10 feet away from your RV! Good surfing too! Popular site for local surfers! We camped at Doheny State Beach in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
69
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Beachfront grill open Thursday-Sunday - bike rentals, surfboards and paddleboards

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in site # 11 in a 34 ft Class A with slides. We felt very lucky to get this last site when we booked it months in advance, and we were very happy with the park and its proximity to the beach! Our only concern to pass on is the width of this site and a few others in the park. We had just a few inches to spare on either side, had to lift branches to get the slides out, and no room for a tow vehicle to park. Highly recommend this park, but look on the map for sites that show an extra side parking spot if you have a choice. We camped at Doheny State Beach in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
11
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Where else in Southern California can you camp right on the beach! You can have a real camp fire. Ocean is only footsteps away, not down some steep road or path. Highway is not too close, so noise is minimal. Campsites are situated between tall plants so you don't really see your neighbor. Surfing beach is great. Millions times better than Crystal Cove. We camped at Doheny State Beach in a Tent.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
78
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Great restaurants within walking distance. Fantastic bike trails. Good bird watching.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice campground, clean, quite for the most part. You can hear the train but is not very loud, at least at our site #63. Had a nice view of the ocean. Park Service employees are always cleaning. Campground is kept very clean, except for people that don't think they need to clean up after their pets. The people in two sites next to us didn't think the generator run hours rules apply to them. Site #61 was going all day on the 17th, they had two small dogs they left in a small cage all day. About 6:00 PM the dogs started barking at everything. Someone showed up around 7:00 PM turn on the porch light started the generator and left. They came back around 9 to shut of the generator. The people at site #121 were also going all day and left the generator running all day, not a quiet one either. Around 10 PM either the generator ran out of gas or someone shut it off. The Camp Host was at both sites around 8:30 PM to get them to shut off the generators but no one was around. Was told by the Camp Host they can't turn off the generators as directed by the Park Service Rangers. All the sites parking areas is asphalt. We camped at Doheny State Beach in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
61
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Very clean and wonderful. We only stayed one night so can't really tell you a bunch. It was easy to find and get to. Backing up was a bit tight but then again most state parks are. Overall a great place. We camped at Doheny State Beach in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent State Beach Park. Ocean access is easy and great surfing available. Site #19 is 2 rows from the oceanfront, but more than adequate for my 21' rig. Clean restrooms and showers. We camped at Doheny State Beach in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Space was nice and level with no hookups or Wi-Fi. The campground sits on the water, with many sites on the beach. The campground also sits next to the train tracks and they run all day and a couple after midnight to early morning. Each camp site has a picnic bench and fire pit. Pet friendly, we were traveling with our 3 cats. The camp host was not the most friendly or helpful person....maybe was having a bad day. Had asked for some help or info re: our dead battery and basically ignored us. Other Camper helped. We will go back here to stay again. The beach is beautiful. We camped at Doheny State Beach in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 334
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: December, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

The current budget crisis in CA has really driven up the prices, but this is still a very nice beach campground. No hookups of any kind, but the beach views are great. Note though that if you pull into one of the beach side sites in a motorhome that your door will be on the wrong side and you will step out into your neighbors site. Backing into a second row site will give you a view out of the front of the rig, and put your living space on the correct side of the rig. One other note, the dump station can be very tight so pull in carefully. I would stay here again. We camped at Doheny State Beach in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2011 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

We have had a wonderful time beachfront camping at Doheny. We loved having a sandy beach of our own in front of our paved pad for the table and fire ring. The sandy berm would have been perfect for grandkids and cars and trucks. This park is very well maintained, including a very nice dump station. There are lots of little places to walk for something to eat it you don't feel like cooking, or the marina is a very short drive. You are also within 15 minutes of Laguna Beach to the north and San Clemente to the south. We camped at Doheny State Beach in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

I stayed here for one night only, spot #35. The park is very clean and well maintained. It is very popular, thus requiring advanced reservations. During my stay the park kept some spots available on a first come/first serve basis. Wi-Fi is available at a concession stand but I wasn't able to connect from within the park. Trains pass on a regular basis, weren't bothersome. Some fast food restaurants within walking distance and the marina. Some great bike riding areas. We camped at Doheny State Beach in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Doheny is a very nice state beach. A beach front (premium) site is a must for the full effect. Many of the beach front sites can flood on rainy days. Maintenance personnel (state employees) are visible all day cleaning and repairing as needed. Campground "hosts" are invisible. I never saw one come out of their rigs over an entire week to do anything such as to enforce the park rules. There is absolutely no enforcement of the no dogs on the beach, or on a 6' leash rule. There is absolutely no enforcement of the no generator use between 8PM and 10AM. Of course there must always be campers who just feel they are exempt from the rules and hosts who feel it's not their job to enforce them. We camped at Doheny State Beach in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here for 4 nights in beachfront site #60. Next to public path to beach access resulted in many people cutting through the back or our site through our campfire/chairs and picnic table area. Minor bummer but not too bad. Major negative for a couple of sites is that they have beach showers, for spraying off after a swim, installed right in the back of the sites where you put your tents and picnic table/chairs. These are not marked on the campground map online or in printed version. I would have been very disappointed to show up and have that in my site. Campground has 2 shower buildings at either end of the camp with 6 showers at each building. $.25 for 2.5 minutes and it was always warm water, which was nice. Not bad, but did get lines at prime shower time in evenings. One shower building had 3 showers out of service so could have been overflow too. They do not police the amount of people allowed at each site so it gets really crowded from Friday - Sunday. Beach is a shore break which makes it rough for young kids to play in and very rocky with little pebbles in the break. Good sand castle building though. Would only stay here if have a beach front site, which is a $$ premium. We camped at Doheny State Beach in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Great beach campground with easy access. Stayed in site 58, which is a pull through. Had plenty of room. Campground was well kept with maintenance people in clear view. Only minor bummer was the new "surf berm" that was apparently put in place due to a high swell that swamped some campsites. It blocked the view of the ocean. We camped at Doheny State Beach in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2010 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here on a beautiful January weekend and were very pleased with the location of our site (#116) and the condition of the park. Trains go by very frequently (several times per hour), but this wasn't as bothersome as I had feared. Beach is lovely; next time we will for sure try to get a beachfront site. We used our generator in the morning and evening- there seemed to be a lot of people doing the same. We camped at Doheny State Beach in a Travel Trailer.

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