Salt Creek Beach Park

Special Event in parking lot

Starting March 4, 2015 there will be a special event tent set-up in the south east section of salt creek parking lot.  The set-up, event and tear down will take a week and a half, from March 4 to March 13.  The north end of the lot will be open and the lots adjacent to the tunnel.  Thank you for your understanding.


Salt Creek Beach Park 
33333 S. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949)923-2280 or (949)923-2283
southcoastops@ocparks.com

Open Daily: 5 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Parking consists of pay and display parking $1/hour year round. Or, an annual County beach parking decal, available at the Sailing & Events Center (949) 923-2215 in Dana Point Harbor.

Activities

A child lifts a surfboard into the water at Salt Creek Beach.Salt Creek Beach Park is a popular surfing location. A small, offshore reef creates some of the best left swells along the entire coastline. Swimming, body surfing, sunbathing and tidepool exploration (all tidepool inhabitants are protected) are other beach activities.

Convenience structures include restroom facilities with outside showers and a paved parking area. A beach concession building, open in the spring and summer, offers quick food and beach supplies.

News

March 4, 2015 
Extended Park Hours Begin March 8

The clocks sprung forward early March 8, marking the beginning of Daylight Saving Time and OC Parks’ spring-summer operating schedule.

Starting March 8, the spring-summer hours for regional parks are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. That includes Carbon Canyon, Clark, Craig, Mason, Mile Square and Yorba regional parks. Irvine and Laguna Niguel regional parks open at 6 a.m. and will close at 9 p.m.


December 22, 2014 
OC Parks Introduces New Parking Passes

OC Parks is pleased to introduce new parking passes that will allow visitors to use a single card to park at all County regional and wilderness parks and/or beaches.

The new “smart cards” replace the entry cards and stickers that were previously used for annual parking. Unlike the previous OC Parks passes, which were fixed to a calendar year (January through December), these smart cards are valid for 12 months from issue date and can be renewed annually. Moreover, for wilderness and beach locations which previously required a sticker affixed to a visitor’s windshield, these passes can be used with any vehicle. The price for the new cards remains the same as 2014.


October 27, 2014 
Park Hours Change Starting Nov. 2

The clocks fall back early Nov. 2, marking the end of daylight saving time and OC Parks’ spring-summer operating schedule. Wilderness parks close at sunset and most regional parks close at 6 p.m. for the fall and winter.


June 20, 2014 
Scholastic Surfing Classes Conducted at Salt Creek

Capistrano Unified School District conducts surfing classes for students at Salt Creek Beach througout the school year. The beach remains open to the public during these times. Please see the links below for days and times the beach may be affected.

Fall 2014 Schedule (revised 10/17)
Spring 2015 Schedule


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