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24300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629-2914
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All reviews roped off area free parking ocean institute lots of young families great for small children bathrooms and showers close parking ocean water great place for the kids dana point harbor tall ship a great place to spend few hours orange county paddle sand launch
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach has been a favorite for over 40 years. Starting with our own kids to grandkids, it offers something for everyone. Living on our boat in the harbor we spent many a weekend in both the anchorage and the beach. Best of all, it’s...More

Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We loved going to this beach with our toddler. It was the perfect beach for sand castles and no waves. It was warm and our daughter could walk out far and enjoy the water!

Thank Roper F
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Being a harbor beach, this beach has very limited parking that is very close to the water. Lots of people on the weekend enjoying a dip in the often contaminated water that doesn't get washed out into the ocean. A good push off point for...More

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

The beach sits behind a jetty so almost no waves makes it s great spot for little ones to learn the beach. Life guards on duty with showers and bathrooms Parking is free Picnic here... The local shops will even deliver

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Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

This was a great beach find for those families with little kids or kids scared of the monster so cal waves. This beach sits behind a jetty so almost no waves at all. Lifeguard present. Lots of young families. Bathrooms and showers available. They also...More

Thank davenylas
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Flat and long shallow sand to get the toes and ankles of the little ones wet. Bring all the toys. Parking is good but as it fills in the summer or weekends, it may be a walk to get there. Lots of children having fun...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 27 July 2018

This is a great place to bring the kids, have a pick-nick, play in the water or do a little kayaking or padel boarding! We come to Baby beach several times a month. It is a great place to bring the family as there is...More

Thank jackhX2412HH
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Brother in law and myself took my Nephew to play in the water. Other local beaches had Waves and riptides too sketchy for small children. This area resembles a lake and has little to no water movement. Parking is free, at least in back lot...More

Thank dharris1969
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

I was kayaking in this area and found it to be pretty cool. Yeah, it was majorly crowded on a Sunday, mid-day but it was so beautiful. Everyone seemed to be doing their own thing which was nice. There was some sort of sail boat...More

Thank slidermuzz
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This beach is perfect for a family with little ones. No waves. Drive up free parking and access. Outdoor showers. And cool “pirate ships” docked nearby. Sadly, we visited on a Sunday afternoon just following the July 4th holiday and it was simply too crowded....More

Thank Natalie A
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Eugene L
12 August 2018|
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
The staff there is great, I'd call or email them directly about specifics.
Eugene L
12 August 2018|
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Response from Alan B | Reviewed this property |
Westwinds sailing at Baby Beach has both sailboats and SUPs and also gives lessons. They have a great website and the staff is very friendly and capable.
Crystal R
21 December 2017|
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Response from adoc4u | Reviewed this property |
Definite NO! People walk their down along the walkways but you cannot have your dog ON the beach unless you want a ticket. And they will give you one.
Tracy D
8 April 2017|
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Response from lasmith2021 | Reviewed this property |
Early like 7:00 a.m ,and to find parking.