The Orange County Register's People's Choice for the County's "Best Camping Site" goes to Doheny State Beach for the 17th consecutive year. "Doheny State Beach offers a vast 62 acres with over a mile of beachfront property...Doheny is one of the few campgrounds that offer camping a few steps from the ocean." According to Supervising Ranger Jim Serpa, "Doheny is so popular it sells out seven months before summer even begins." Please bookmark this page for future reference.
Surfers and other beachgoers may want to check out The Ocean Water Protection Program of the Orange County Health Care Agency for ocean and bay closures, warnings and advisories. Phone updates are also available at (714) 433-6400. Dana Point --Doheny State Beach is the readers' choice as the County's "Best Camping Site", featuring California camping at its best. Alcohol consumption is allowed at some camp areas, making this facility conducive for parties and special events. One block up the hill from Doheny State Beach at the beautiful Marriott's Laguna Cliffs Resort, a great hotel for your Doheny Beach fun, where nothing beats a campfire on a cool Southern California night with the salt-mist air fanning the flames of a bonfire ablaze.
Doheny State Beach truly is one of the favorite beaches for barbeques and family picnics. It's beautiful grass lawns, tables and grills, volleyball courts and clean sand beach are all close to the parking lot so you don't have far to walk. This Dana Point favorite has a five acre lawn with private picnic facilities rentals plus a sand beach and plenty of restrooms, volleyball courts, food concessions, showers, etc. It is located off Dana Point Harbor Drive, charges a parking fee, and has 121 tent sites for RV parking and tents.