Doheny State Beach Campground is located at the southern part of this state beach. The campground has 122 campsites, with campsites 37-94 being the most popular. The closer you can get to the front of this campground the better, as that will ensure you are as close as can be to prime beachfront real estate and further away from the dull roar of Amtrak trains in the back. The campsites here have access to showers, restrooms, picnic tables, fire pits and last but not least...the beach! Doheny is a popular spot though, so beware that it can get crowded and be sure to claim your spot early.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
114 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Although most of the trails lead bikers out of the park, the San Juan Creek trail is a truly enjoyable trail taking bikers on ...Read more


Right next to Doheny State Beach is Dana Point Harbor which serves as a great place for boats big and small to launch themselv...Read more


Doheny state beach is a popular spot for anglers, and you can often catch a row of eager fisherman lined up on the shore for a ...Read more


With consistent summer surf and a tendency towards warmer waters, Doheny state beach is a great place to catch a wave. Surfing...Read more


Doheny beach is a warm, gentle place for family-style swimming or boogie boarding escapades. The best (and safest) spot for sw...Read more


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Hipcamper Eric
Eric E.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 25th, 2016

The campsites view tends to be blocked by sand hills. The daily camp area is open from 6am to 10pm. You can back your rear wheels to the sand. In high tide, the sea come within 50 feet of your coach. Outstanding!

Hipcamper Brian
Brian R.
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April 10th, 2017

Toughest campground in the state to get into. Last minute cancels sometimes, but tight spots to get into for anything over 22'.

Hipcamper Susan
Susan S.
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July 31st, 2017

If you can score a spot on the beachfront, you'll the most amazing view and a campfire right on the sand!

Hipcamper Jordan
Jordan D.
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August 30th, 2017

Bring your Surfboards!

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Hipcamper Brie
Brie L.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2017

This campsite is right on the beach. Beautiful location, easy access to the dana point harbor. Would recommend bringing bikes.

Hipcamper Jack
Jack R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 10th, 2017

Reserve early and enjoy truly camping on the sand. The shore break here is often brutal just in front of the campsites - like, so rough even adults would not enjoy it. But a short walk north takes you to a much calmer section of coastline. We rented a 4-person pedal-powered surrey and cruised around for a couple of hours one afternoon. We generally like to "get away" a bit more, but for beach camping these days, this is hard to beat.

Hipcamper nick
Nick C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 2nd, 2018

Hi Hipcamers, we stayed here over the last winter holiday and I just booked again for this year as we have family in Dana Point. I have mixed feelings on this place and am surprised by the 96% rating to be honest. The biggest of all drawbacks is the constant sound of generators. ALL DAY ... and multiple sites, almost every other RV or trailer runs a generator. I don't need to rant on about them here, but seriously if you want to watch TV, stay at home!
No hookups for water or sewage either. Very basic camping. Beachfront is 10/10 unreal, the further back, not so nice.. I'd never stay here as a "destination" , just for traveling through.

Hipcamper Nicole D.
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July 15th, 2019
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Hipcamper Cynthia  W.
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July 29th, 2017
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Hipcamper John M.
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May 31st, 2017
Hipcamper Brian T.
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Hipcamper Linda D.
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February 5th, 2017
Doheny State Beach
United States
Phone Number
(949) 496-6172
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33.462° N, 117.681° W
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