Doheny 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 7 months in advance, released in one month blocks on the 1st of each month
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
Reservations: Doheny Beach Campground Reservations
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

Doheny 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: Doheny Beach Campground 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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