Charity: Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association | Pacific Paddle Games


Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association (DSBIA) is the non-profit cooperating association of Doheny State Beach, dedicated to the protection of the park's beaches, facilities, marine refuge and its historical, cultural and social stories. These challenges are met through DSBIA's fundraising efforts and active support of the park's educational, interpretive, conservation and restoration programs. DSBIA was established in 1982, making it one of the oldest cooperating associations in the California State Parks System.

THE VISITOR INTERPRETIVE CENTER: DSBIA teamed with California State Parks in renovating and upgrading the Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC) following great damages to the building in 2007. Today, the VIC contains the largest public aquarium in the California State Park System, with a tide pool tank and 5 other aquarium tanks containing local critters from the various ocean habitats around Doheny, displays of birds and mammals, a park gift store and ranger offices. The VIC is open to the public most days between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and is staffed with DSBIA volunteer docents. Free programs for schools and other groups are available upon request. DSBIA continues to support both the building and care of the animals inside.

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A portion of alcohol sales will benefit DSBIA and their continued efforts of protecting, restoring, and conserving Doheny State Beach.