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Dana Point in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Doheny State Beach

 
 
Doheny State Beach Marker image. Click for full size.
By Adam Margolis, October 3, 2021
1. Doheny State Beach Marker
Inscription.  
Named for Ned Doheny Jr., son of Edward L. Doheny, who donated the land in his memory to the State of California in 1931. In 1936, the Civilian Conservation Corps erected an adobe wall along Pacific Coast Highway. This wall replicates that original wall. An original section exists east of San Juan Creek where the original park entrance was located.
 
Erected 2010 by Dana Point Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1936.
 
Location. 33° 27.878′ N, 117° 41.219′ W. Marker is in Dana Point, California, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway (California Route 1) and Del Obispo Street, on the right when traveling east on Pacific Coast Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 34400 Pacific Coast Highway, Capistrano Beach CA 92624, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Surfin' Dana Point (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Endless Summer (about 300 feet away); Dana Point's Early Years
Doheny State Beach Marker image. Click for full size.
By Adam Margolis, October 3, 2021
2. Doheny State Beach Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); California's Highway 1 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Richfield Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away); Don Hansen, Dana Wharf Sportfishing (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dana Point Elevator (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dana Point Inn (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dana Point.
 
Original Wall image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, 2017
3. Original Wall
Located 0.3 mi. east of the marker, on Park Lantern road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2021, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 3, 2021, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California.   3. submitted on October 13, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos and text of marker at the original wall, on its own page. • Can you help?

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Oct. 16, 2021