Capistrano Beach Park

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Capistrano Beach Park
35005 Beach Road
Capo Beach, CA 92675

Phone: 949-923-2280


Park Hours: 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily

Printable Map

Parking: $1/hour at pay kiosk

Beach Safety Information from OC Lifeguards

Dogs: June 15 to Sept. 10 dogs are not permitted on the beach between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Dogs must be on leash at all times.

Popular beach area due to easy access to the beach from the parking lot.   Sweeping view of the ocean.

Easy beach access from parking lot

Spectacular views

Three fire pits

Portable restrooms

Fishing permitted – CDF&W regulations apply


In March of 1977, an agreement between the Orange County Harbors, Beaches and Parks District and the Jack G. Raub Company was signed. The agreement delegated the Jack G. Raub Company for the responsibility for preparation of a General Development Plan and contract document for Capistrano Beach Park. Capistrano Beach Park was opened to the public in 1980.


March 12, 2019 
Capistrano Beach Battles Erosion

OC Parks is taking action and developing a long-term strategy to preserve public access and amenities at Capistrano Beach after coastal erosion seriously damaged a walkway.

The beach has long battled debris and damage during strong tidal conditions, and after a large storm in November 2018, the wooden boardwalk collapsed. OC Parks filed an emergency permit with the California Coastal Commission for temporary stabilization measures.

The area around the existing basketball courts and restroom building were seriously compromised. Removing the courts and restroom was necessary for public safety and to prevent further damage that could lead to ocean debris and pollution.

June 20, 2019 
No Fireworks in County Parks

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All fireworks, including “safe and sane” fireworks, are prohibited in County parks.

Regional parks are expected to be very busy July 4, and parking fees at most regional parks will be $7.

A list of professional fireworks displays, including one at Laguna Niguel Regional Park, is available on the Orange County Fire Authority website.

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