Doheny State Beach Campgrounds

Orange County

Doheny Beach

 Doheny Beach, CA

Southern California Beach Attractions

Visitors to Southern California beaches have so many places to explore and enjoy.

  • Surfing on some of the best waves in California at places like San Onofre, Black's Beach, and Tourmaline
  • Excellent pier fishing for a wide variety of fish at spots like Imperial Beach, Ocean Beach, and San Clemente
  • Enjoying strolling along glistening sand and watching the sunset at beaches like Coronado, Del Mar, Laguna Beach, and Zuma
  • Watch top-rated beach volleyball competition at venues such as Manhattan Beach and Hermosa
  • Immerse yourself in the fun and excitement of destination beaches like Venice, Redondo, and Santa Monica
  • Watch surfing competitions at Huntington Beach, Salt Creek, Oceanside, and Coronado
  • Attend the San Clemente Ocean Festival and the Carlsbad Beach Fest held in July

Doheny State Beach Campgrounds

Doheny State Beach campground is immediately south of the mouth of San Juan Creek and within sight of the Coast Highway. Of the 118 campsites, 33 are premium ocean-front sites, while another 16 are designated for trailers or RVs. The remainder of the sites can accommodate tents, trailers, or RVs. There are no hook-ups at any site.

Doheny Beach has one Group Campsite located at the southern end of the campground. There is also a Hike & Bike site where bicyclists or hikers can spend a night.

Campground Basics
Location: 25300 Dana Point Harbor Dr. , Dana Point
Campground Open: year-round
Number of Sites: 118
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 (one driven and one towed)
Pets: On leash, always attended
Information: (949) 496-6172

Reservations available up to 6 months in advance of arrival date
Maximum Vehicle Length: 36 feet
Accessible Sites: #20, 54, 56, 104, 134, 156
Favorite Campsites: #36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 43, 45, 47, 57, 59, 64, 73, 75, 78, 87, 92
Campground Map: Doheny Beach Campground Map
Fees: Inland sites - $35
Premium sites - $60
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia: Doheny State Beach Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM
Check-out, Check-in: Noon, 2 PM

Doheny Beach Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, piped water, amphitheater
Showers: Hot showers
Dump Station: Yes
Nearby Attractions: Surfing, swimming, visitor center, bike rentals, Poche Beach, interpretive programs, Junior Rangers, tide pools, Ocean Institute at Dana Point

ReserveCalifornia Reservations Tips

California State Parks' new reservation system - ReserveCalifornia - now allows campers "to make reservations 6 months to the day in advance of their arrival date." For example, on January 1 reservations can be made for stays beginning on July 1. In the past, reservations were released in one-month blocks. Now it is day by day. For months with fewer days than the month 6 months away, reservations for the remaining days will be released in a small cluster on the first of the next month. For example, on March 1 (because February is a short month) you can make reservations for stays beginning August 29-31. Read details at ReserveCalifornia.

Doheny State Beach Group Campsites

Doheny Beach's group site is a tent-only camp. It can accommodate from 9 to 40 people and 10 vehicles. The maximum vehicle length is 17 feet.
Fees: $300
Reservations from ReserveCalifornia:
Doheny State Beach Group Campsite Reservations

General Camping Information

  1. Vehicles must be parked on the pavement within the campsite area.
  2. Fires must be in designated concrete fire rings only.
  3. Pets are not allowed on the beach. They must be in vehicle or tent at night.
  4. Generators may only be operated between the hours of 10 AM and 8 PM.

Be careful when you make your reservation that your vehicles will fit within the space allowed at your site.

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