Doheny State Beach is located just south of the Dana Point Harbor, offering some of the most forgiving and play full waves in So Cal. Doho breaks best on a south swell, which arrives in the summer months, making it the ideal spot to post up and enjoy a hot and sunny day. The beach itself stretches over a mile and the different surf peaks scatter the lineup giving you the opportunity to get some fun waves and sun rays all to yourself. Due to the forgiving waves it is the perfect spot to learn how to surf, most local surfers in D.P. learned at Doho and still venture back to get those long rides and epic vibes when out in the water. Just watch out for the barnacles on the rocks! The state park grounds right behind the beach offers everything from restrooms, showers, BBQ pits and even beach volleyball courts. The state park hosts tons of concerts as well, so keep your eyes and ears pealed for a concert on the beach! The historical aspect of Doheny is absolutely unreal, it was the birthplace of modern surfing and the stories you can find are amazing! Legends like Mikey Dora, Hobie Alter and Bruce Brown honed their skills at this wave, creating new surf moves that would propel surfing forward, and film making techniques that showed the world how amazing surfing is!