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Beach : Capistrano Beach
City : Capsistrano Beach

Location :

35005 Beach Rd, Capistrano Beach, Dana Point

Capistrano Beach is located approximately 2 miles south of Dana Point Harbor in Capistrano Beach at Pacific Coast Highway and Beach Road. Between Doheny State Beach and San Clemente

Hours :

Open: Daily 6:00AM until 10:00PM everyday of the year.

Parking :

All vehicle parking by meters - $1.00 per hour (pay-and-display box) in lot at Beach Road, or park along the highway year round. An annual County day use parking pass, valid at most County Beaches. Please call for more information.


(949) 661-7013

Amenities :

Barbeques/Fire Rings, Basketball Courts, Beach Access, Family Picnic Area, Fishing, Restrooms, Showers, Surfing, Swimming, Tables, Volleyball Courts

Beach Information :

Special Comments:Enjoy volleyball, basketball and other beach activities. During the summer months, a concession building offers fishing gear rental and sales, food and beverages, and beach supplies.

Facilities :

With basketball courts, a bike path, fire rings, volleyball nets and very alert lifeguards, this is quite a family-friendly beach. Rental bikes, surreys and boogie boards are available. The beach is separated from the highway by railroad tracks, which are fenced for safety.


Mobile vending is available during spring and summer weekends with typical snack foods.


Bicycling, camping, surfing, fire rings, food stands, picnic tables, lifeguards, showers, rentals.


One restroom serves the needs of everybody.


No dogs are allowed on the sand. Dogs allowed only in parking lots or grassy park areas.

History :

In March of 1977, an agreement between the Orange county Harbors, Beaches and Parks District and the Jack G. Raub Company was signed. The agreement delegated the Jack G. Raub Company for the responsibility for preparation of a General Development Plan and contract document for Capistrano Beach Park. Capistrano Beach Park was opened to the public in 1980.

For convenience to the public a concessionaire is at Capistrano Beach during the summer months offering cold drinks, ice cream, candy and other food items. There are also surf boards, roller blades and bicycles available for rent.

Links :

Dana Point Harbor

Check here to get a schedule and stop locations for the complimentary summer trolley service to get around Dana Point. Also check here to get a schedule of events in the Dana Point area. Shop online, check out the free summer tram, get set to go whale watching or just check out the restaurants

Dana Point Harbor Parks

Panoramic views abound in the natural cove that author and seaman Richard Henry Dana called, "The only romantic spot on the coast." Dana landed here during the hide trading days of the 1830's and described the charm of the steep cliff cove in his renowned book, TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST. In the days of the square rigged sailing ships, the rugged cove was known as BAHIA CAPISTRANO and was the major port between San Diego and Santa Barbara. It seemed only natural that this scenic cove was destined to become one of the most beautiful recreational harbors on the west coast.

Dana Point Harbor Youth & Group Facility

The Dana Point Harbor Youth and Group Facility is a center dedicated to the promotion of boating, sailing and safety around the water. The one-acre site is the nucleus of many youth and group programs. Girl Scouts, Saddleback College, Boy Scouts, and the Coast Guard Auxiliary are just a few of the organizations that use the facility for public instruction, and recreation.

Catalina Express :

These boats depart frequently for Catalina Island. Check their web site for departure times and more information on the types of boats they provide. Have a great time on Catalina Island.

Orange County Marine Refuge Project