PARKING – Where do I park? HERE ARE THE OPTIONS:
Take 5 FREEWAY TO BEACH CITIES (Exit 79). As the long off-ramp becomes the Coast Highway (1N), turn left at 2nd light which is Dana Point Harbor Drive.
FREE DROP OFF or $2/hour, $15/day: Make 1st left at Park Lantern. Go into Doheny State Beach. Drive in to the LEFT side of the guardhouse. You do NOT need to talk to the guard. If you are going to stay, it is $2/hour or $15/day, or free if you have the $195 annual pass. You’ll be able to park 100’ from the volleyball courts.
Walk toward the two story lifeguard tower building on the beach. That’s where the courts are.
Please DO NOT BLOCK THE DRIVEWAY ONTO THE BEACH EVEN FOR A MINUTE BECAUSE THAT IS WHERE THE EMERGENCY VEHICLES GO IN AND OUT!.
FREE: Make 1st right at Park Lantern. Go 200’ up the hill and turn right into parking lot by basketball court. Parking is free. You’ll be 400 yards from the volleyball courts.
METERED: Make 2nd left at Puerto Place, then make first left into metered parking lot. $1.00 per hour or free with Orange County Parking Permit (this is NOT the State Parks Pass in #2 above). You’ll be able to park 400’ from the volleyball courts.