Salt Creek Beach Park

Dana Point, California

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Salt Creek Beach Park is a 1 .5-mile-long beach strand that stretches between Dana Point and Three Arch Cove in South Laguna. The popular surfing beach is divided by a point, on which the Ritz Carlton Hotel is perched. A paved pedestrian path leads through the Ritz Carlton Hotel grounds to Bluff Park, a seven-acre sloping grassland park with benches and picnic tables overlooking the beach. It is a great spot to view migrating gray whales and Catalina Island. A paved path follows the bluffs, with stairways and paths leading down to the beach.
Day Hikes Around Orange County

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Day Hikes Around Orange County

by Robert Stone (Day Hike Books)

Salt Creek Beach Park is a 1 .5-mile-long beach strand that stretches between Dana Point and Three Arch Cove in South Laguna. The popular surfing beach is divided by a point, on which the Ritz Carlton Hotel is perched.

A paved pedestrian path leads through the Ritz Carlton Hotel grounds to Bluff Park, a seven-acre sloping grassland park with benches and picnic tables overlooking the beach. It is a great spot to view migrating gray whales and Catalina Island. A paved path follows the bluffs, with stairways and paths leading down to the beach.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Dana Point
Distance: 2
Elevation Gain: 80 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Maps: U.S.G.S. Dana Point
Topo Map: Salt Creek Beach Park Topographic Map
Guide Book: Day Hikes Around Orange County Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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2/13/2018

This is one of the most scenic hikes in the area. The trails are paved and family friendly with just enough hills to add a little difficulty. On a good day you get great views of the crystal clear water at Salt Creek plus Catalina Island in the background.

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