Dana Point Beach Trail

MODERATE 56 reviews
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Dana Point Beach Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dana Point, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

1.3 miles
75 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips

paddle sports




wild flowers


no dogs

1 month ago


6 months ago

This was a decent trail. I suppose the moderate rating stems from the rugged terrain. If you're not bothered by knee/ankle issues tho it's a fairly easy walk. Not much incline at all. Making sure you're stepping an rocks that's won't move when you step on them was the biggest challenge. Loved the cave at the end!!! That was AWESOME!!!

7 months ago

Beautiful scenery, well maintained trail.

7 months ago

Easy level with beautiful view and nice breeze!

8 months ago

Great hike with the kid!!

11 months ago

It is more rocky beach walk than trail, dicey footing- slow going to avoid twisted ankles. It was pretty, but there are better beach trails nearby.

11 months ago

Easy hike. Right along the beach and the cave was very cool at the end. Lots of rocks. Wear good shoes. Best to go during low tide.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Pretty rocky, but beautiful hike. Definitely make sure you go at low tide. Beautiful cave at the end. Did this hike with my 4 year old and almost 2 year old. My husband had to carry the little one the entire way. Definitely good to have a carrier. The 4 year old could manage.

Friday, February 17, 2017

safe trail, awesome view!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Nice little trail that ends at a sea cave! Make sure you check tidal charts, as trail is under water at high tide. Lot of rock scrambling!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

So beautiful, and who doesn't love having such easy access to the beach!? :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Love this trail. Nice to do with the family.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A gentle walk over sand and rocks. Fantastic tide pools. Ideal and 5 stars if you have children...a fun family learning experience.. Some very fun caves.

Friday, July 03, 2015

Great for family, not such a hard walk but, it's not so fun when the tide is high.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Fun beach and the harbor is better. Lots to see and explorer. Makes for a great family day.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Absolutely love this hike - but it can be hell on your joints. Either you're walking on soft sand or over wobbly rocks, but you really cannot beat the views. So beautiful! Just remember to look up once in awhile.

Friday, June 20, 2014

No dogs allowed on the hike, unfortunately we had driven over an hour to check it out. So, my hubby and boys hopped over the pebbly path toward the cave and tide pools
while the dog and I climbed over the boulders that made up the jetty. Overall, it was a beautiful outing.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Great sunset spot!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

My favorite hike anytime of the year....

Monday, November 07, 2011

Beautiful beach. I love the secret coves and cave over here. Plus free parking at strands!!

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