Dana Point Beaches Reopen In Time for Mother’s Day Weekend May 7 2020

Dana Point Salt Creek Beach Park Courtesy of SouthOCBeaches.com
Dana Point Salt Creek Beach Park Courtesy of SouthOCBeaches.com

Dana Point Beaches open for Mother’s Day Weekend.
The County of Orange and the City of Dana Point worked together with the State of California to reopen Beaches during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Dana Point Beaches Are Open (Updated May 7 2020)

Doheny State Beach (Updated May 5 2020)

Doheny State Beach is located at 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive in Dana Point

Doheny Hours: 6:00am-10:00pm

Doheny Parking: No Parking.
Temporarily closed to vehicular access, meaning there are no parking facilities and parking on roadways is prohibited to protect public health from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although the beach is open to local residents, they must abide by the following guidelines:

Stay Local: Walk or bike into the beach. (Do not drive to the beach)

Keep It Moving: Keep walking, jogging, surfing, swimming, etc.
(No sitting. No sunbathing.)

Leave It at Home: No coolers, umbrellas, shade tents, barbecues or chairs.

Stay Safer at 6 Feet: Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more.

Gatherings, picnics and beach parties are not allowed.

Visitors are being asked to leave if there are too many people at the beach or on trails to allow for the required physical distance.

Stay Clean: Be prepared. Bring soap/ sanitizer and pack out all trash.

County of Orange Beaches in Dana Point (Updated May 7 2020)

Salt Creek Beach, Strands, Baby Beach and Capistrano Beach

Beaches Open 7 Day Week during Specific Hours
Capistrano Beach located at 35005 Beach Road : 6:00am-10:00pm
Salt Creek Beach located at 33333 South Pacific Coast Highway: 5:00am-12:00am
Baby Beach located at 34401-34445 Ensenada Place: 5:00am-10:00pm
Strands Beach located at 34199 Selva Road: 5:00am-12:00am

Permitted Activities with Physical Distancing

Walking, running, jogging, dog-walking (where permitted), and other non-stationary

Swimming, stand up paddle boarding, surfing, bodyboarding, skim boarding, scuba,
kayaking, outrigger, recreational boating, and other ocean activities

Temporarily Non-Permitted Activities

Sunbathing, sitting, sandcastle building, use of fire rings, and other stationary activities
Volleyball and other high-touch group sporting activities

Use of beach chairs, coolers, BBQs, tents, umbrellas, and other personal gear associated with stationary activities

Placement of beach towels, blankets, etc. on beach

Parking lots and amenities closed; restrooms open with high-frequency sanitation protocols.

County Park Rangers patrols for public education and monitoring.
OC Lifeguards on duty at each site for ocean/life safety.

Dana Cove Beach

Dana Cove Beach is located at 24201 Dana Point Harbor Drive

Hours: 6:00am-10:00pm

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to the State and/or County Health Orders, the following apply for use of this beach and tide pool area and are in effect until further notice:

Permitted Activities with Physical Distancing

Standing to observe tide pools

Temporarily Non-Permitted Activities

Standing/stopping other than for tide pool observations
Sitting or lying down

Dana Cove Rules During COVID-19 Pandemic

City Staff and Volunteers must wear face coverings.

Social distancing and face coverings are encouraged for all visitors.

Should social distancing not occur, the Order is for the City to close this beach to public use.

This protocol is subject to change based on pandemic conditions, and may include more restriction or elimination of all restrictions.

2 thoughts on “Dana Point Beaches Reopen In Time for Mother’s Day Weekend May 7 2020

    1. Dear K. Dora,
      Dana Point Current Parking Restrictions are detailed on their COVID-19 Update Page https://us3.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=e464b29f4b1479952c4f1502f&id=2287746a6f.

      Dana Point Parking Restrictions Updated May 6 2020

      County owned Capistrano County Beach Parking Lot
      Dana Point Community Center Parking Lot (Northerly Portion by Tennis Courts is Open)
      Street parking on Village Road from Del Obispo to curve
      Doheny State Beach Parking Lots
      Puerto Place Parking Lots at Doheny State Beach
      Street parking on Golden Lantern from Del Prado to Dana Point Harbor Drive (west side only)
      County-owned Dana Point Harbor parking lots
      Baby Beach Parking Lots
      Street Parking on the Island in the Harbor
      Street parking on Old Golden Lantern (west side only)
      Street parking on El Camino Capistrano (portion only)
      Portion of Street parking on Selva Road adjacent to Strand Beach Park (Beach Parking Lot Side is Open)
      County owned Strands Beach Parking Lot
      Portion of Street parking on La Cresta Drive east of Selva
      Portion of Street parking on La Cresta Drive adjacent to RH Dana Elementary School
      Street parking on Granada Drive from Pacific Coast Highway to the alley
      Street parking on Ritz Carlton Drive adjacent to Salt Creek Beach Park
      County owned Salt Creek Parking Lot
      County’s Dana Point Library Parking Lot
      Street parking on Intera Drive, De Leon, and Cortes Drive (Permit Parking Area)

      Thanks for reading SouthOCBeaches. com

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