Enjoy the best little beach in Dana Point! Baby Beach is home to calm waters, many seasonal events, and offers a picnic and BBQ area with a gorgeous view of the harbor and nearby cliffside.
Baby Beach is protected by the harbor and lifeguards on duty during summer, making it a great place to bring the entire family for a beach day. Right offshore, the Ocean Institute’s Tall Ship boats sit in the water visible from Baby Beach. This area is also popular for SUP and kayaking, especially for first timers looking for gentle waters. Baby Beach is located adjacent to Dana Point Harbor, where various restaurants and shops are in walking proximity.
Baby Beach Picnic Shelters
Directly behind Baby Beach is a picnic area with multiple shelters and grassy areas. In the Baby Beach Picnic area shelters, BBQ’s, and restrooms are provided. Picnic shelters are available on a first-come first-serve basis, and someone from your party must always be present.
Call the OC Parks Information Line: (949) 923 – 2215 for more information.
Getting to Baby Beach
Take the ‘beach cities’ exit from I-5 freeway, and you’ll be travelling on Pacific Coast Highway. Once you encounter the pedestrian crossway bridge, turn onto Dana Point Harbor Drive and continue until you pass the harbor. In between the Dana Point Harbor and the Ocean Institute, Baby Beach parking, picnic area, and beach is located.
Baby Beach is also referred to as Dana Point Harbor Beach or Dana Cove Park when using various maps.
Baby Beach Address: 34451 Ensenada Place Dana Point, CA 92629
Baby Beach Hours: 5:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Baby Beach Parking
Street parking is available but limited. Additional parking is located in a lot directly behind Baby Beach, next to the picnic park. Parking for Baby Beach is free.