Dana Point Beach is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dana Point, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and is accessible year-round.

Length1.2 miElevation gain82 ftRoute typeOut & back
Kid friendlyWalkingBeachViewsRockyNo dogs
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Lisa Johnson
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Angie Lira
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Gorgeous solo hike!

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Magdalena DelReal
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Easy n scenic

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Edward Poon
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Crystal Case
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Gabby Cruz
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Isaac Aranda
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Beautiful views all around

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Sherri Pugh
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Sydney Paulsen
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Real rocky along the beach. Fun tide pools & the cave was spectacular!

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Joselin Sanchez
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There’s lots of rocks and it could be dangerous when there’s a high tide getting over to the caves but it’s worth the view

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Sabrina Cox
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Lynnette Azcarraga
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Super rocky but worth it once you reach the caves. Beautiful at sunset.

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Belinda Giudice
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Wear sneakers to walk across the rocks.

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Linda m Uranga
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It’s a lovely trail to take from strands beach ,, it’s just closed since March ! But walking down to the harbor it an another alternative

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Heidi Castro
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Short hike and very rocky, but well worth it once you get to the cave. Make sure to wear tennis shoes.

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Megan Lyshon
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Super short walk over lots of rocks to some pretty cool caves. Can be done in an hour with time to hang out there. Definitely wear sneakers. Lots of people barefoot and in flip flops struggling. Make sure to watch the tides or you could get stuck. Pretty easy beachside trail (with the right footwear) with beautiful views.

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Lucas Zielasko
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Currently closed

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Gerry Blaksley
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Great fun, we took our 11, 10 and 8 year old’s and they loved it. Make sure you go at low tide so you are able to enjoy the caves. Lots of tide pools at low tide as well.

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Reiko Jorgenaki
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Beautiful hike along the ocean. Rocky and wobbly at times. But well worth the walk

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James Alver
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A beautiful trail at low tide! Enjoyed the rocks and sea caves along with the ample marine life visible in the tide pools which are the real highlight!

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Caitlin Tufts
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Beautiful views of the ocean and an easy, flat trail that’s great for all ages. If you start at the nature center kids can borrow binoculars and bird guides for birdwatching.

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Tesa Golden
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It was everything I wanted it to be...a little bit challenging, water, cave, time with my 4yo.

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Curtis Heppe
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mostly rocks! Still nice and because of the slow pace and rocks you can wear those useless heavy hiking boots you bought

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Carl Hansen
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High tide and low sun prevented me from making to the beach. There’s a cave and at the end that was filling with waves so I Chickened out swimming alone at the end. Out and back it is.

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