Salt Creek Beach
Dana Point, Ca
A white sandy beach adored by surfers and sunbathers in the Orange County area. It is located right below the Ritz Carlton resort as well. Above the beach is a beautiful grassy park area overlooking the ocean. This is a great park for families and friends to come together for picnics and BBQs. In my opinion it is probably one of the most beautiful beaches in Orange County with so much to offer.
Salt Creek Beach is located off Pacific Coast Highway.
Address: 11 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629
The only parking available is in the parking lot is located off of Ritz-Carlton Drive. There is a small fee to park but it is definitely worth it.
The parking lot gives a direct path down the hill to the beach. The hill down to the beach is pretty steep and can be quite a hike for those carrying a ton of beach equipment (chairs, coolers, toys, etc). However, I have seen golf cart assistance available to help those who need a ride down or a ride back up.
Note: No dogs allowed on the beach. Dogs only permitted on the park area.
Salt Creek Beach Park
The park offers beautiful ocean views with plenty of room for picnics, BBQs, games, and even a basketball court. Restroom, snack bar, rentals, and showers available.
The Ritz Carlton
The Ritz Carlton in Dana Point is a luxury resort that offers stunning views of Salt Creek Beach and the Pacific Ocean.
Dana Point Harbor
6 miles from the Ritz Carlton and Salt Creek Beach is Dana Point Harbor. Dana Point Harbor offers fishing, sailing, whale watching, paddle-boarding, and much more.