Capistrano Beach Park Master Plan

Interim Enhancement Plan (Short-Term) and Master Plan (Long-Term)

Overhead drone image showing PCH, parking lot and coastline at Capistrano Beach


OC Parks completed a short-term Interim Enhancement Plan in Summer 2019. The plan included emergency repairs on a stretch of infrastructure damaged by erosion and helped restore public access to the beach.

OC Parks is currently initiating a Master Plan for the long-term vision of Capistrano Beach with resiliency, safety and accessibility in mind. Once that is underway, there will be a public process in which all public and stakeholder input is welcomed and encouraged. OC Parks will continue to post project status updates on this website. Please check back for further updates.


Come share your ideas to help OC Parks determine the future of
Capistrano Beach Park!

The County of Orange, OC Parks is seeking public input to help plan and design Capistrano Beach Park. OC Parks will present the current conditions of the site, discuss the master plan process and ask for public feedback on the future of Capistrano Beach Park. Come provide your thoughts on what you would like to see!

Give Us Your Input by 10/9/19!

Please take a moment to provide us with your valuable input by Wednesday, 10/9/2019. The information you provide will help us to understand current use and desired improvements at Capistrano Beach Park, and your results will be used to inform our presentation at the upcoming public workshop on 10/22/2019. We hope to see you there!



Capistrano Beach Park
overhead view showing Capo beach parking lot and walkway


SHORT-TERM: Capistrano Beach Park Interim Enhancement Plan completed Summer 2019. The site area addressed is outlined in a solid red line in the aerial map.

LONG-TERM: Capistrano Beach Park Master Plan to be completed by Spring 2021. The site area that will be addressed will include the area outlined in a solid and dashed red line in the aerial map.


Prolonged coastal erosion, the lack of natural sand replenishment, and several years of wave uprush from high surf has resulted in significant damage to the sea wall, boardwalk, parking lot and other infrastructure at Capistrano Beach. In the short-term, OC Parks is taking measures to create a safe place that will be open to the public. Concurrently, a Master Plan will be prepared that identifies long-term public access and recreation enhancements.

Collage showing erosion damage at Capo beach - fallen palm trees and overhead of damaged basketball court