Salt Creek Beach

Salt Creek Beach is also a popular surfing location. A small, offshore reef creates some of the best left swells along the entire shoreline.

Strands Beach

With a beautiful park over top a cliff, connecting to 3 miles of trails, and a funicular to allow handicap access to the beach, Strands Beach is perfect for the whole family.

Tide Pools


Doheny State Beach

Doheny State Beach features over one mile of sandy coast and some of the best swimming and surfing in California. During low tide, tide pools are perfect for exploring.

Capistrano Beach

Capistrano Beach , along the scenic stretch of coast in south Dana Point, offers volleyball, basketball, cycling, and other beach activities.