long, sandy beach is a popular surfing spot.
Both upland and beach facilities can be reached
from Ritz Carlton Dr. off Pacific Coast Highway.
Parking and wheelchair-accessible restrooms
are available at a large metered parking lot,
open 6 AM-midnight, on Ritz Carlton Drive.
From the west side of the lot, a paved path
leads to the beach and to the grassy seven-acre
Bluff Park, which has benches, barbecue grills,
picnic tables, and wheelchair-accessible restrooms.
Just south of Ritz Carlton Dr., a pedestrian
gate, open 24 hours, leads through the Ritz
Carlton Hotel grounds to a paved path along
the bluff above Salt Creek Beach; the path,
which skirts the southern perimeter of the grounds,
has numerous benches and overlooks providing
views of gray whale migration routes, Catalina
Island, and the coastline.
At its northern end, the path joins a paved
multi-use trail leading north along the shoreline
past Bluff Park. Several stairways and paths
lead from the multi-use trail to the beach,
changing rooms, outdoor showers, restrooms,
snack bar, firepits, and a path along the seawall.
Paths and trails lead north and east through
a golf course and along Salt Creek, a scenic
corridor featuring small parks and several miles
The southern entrance to Salt Creek Beach Park
is off Selva Rd. and features picnic fables,
barbecue grills, restores, and path and stairs
to the beach. The parking lot is open 6 AM-midnight.
For beach information, contact the South Beaches
Operation Office of Orange County Harbors, Beaches,
and Parks at (949) 923-2280
Report for Salt Creek