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Young's Beach Shack

Welcome to Young's Beach Shack, now open at Salt Creek Beach! Join us for fresh seafood, locally sourced comfort foods, beach picnic provisions, a coffee bar, beer and wine 7:00am-Sunset daily!


Young’s Beach Shack is located 15 mins. south of The Ranch at Laguna Beach in Dana Point.

Take the complimentary Laguna Beach Trolley from Aliso Beach to Salt Creek Beach on the Long Coastal Route.

The Laguna Beach Trolley picks up at the entrance of The Ranch at Laguna Beach and Lost Pier Cafe - it's last stop is right above our new cafe at Salt Creek! So you can start with coffee at The Ranch, walk over for beignets at Lost Pier, hop on the trolley and have fish & chips at Young's Beach Shack! Then back to the Ranch for fire-pits and an old fashioned.

Young's Beach Shack

Featured Offers

Don't Procrastinate, Vacationate: Discounted Hotel Rates for Early Birds

Book our early bird special and receive the following:

  • $15% off room rates
  • $75 resort credit per stay towards dining or golf
  • Waived resort fee and waived overnight parking fee

Valid for select stay dates between August 13, 2023 - December 23, 2023.

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Stay Longer - Save More!

The longer you stay, the more you save!

  • Stay 2 Nights, Save 15%
  • Stay 3 or 4 Nights, Save 20%
  • Stay 5+ Nights, Save 25%

Valid for select stay dates through March 31, 2023

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The Painter Experience

Join one of the most renowned plein air painters in the world, John Cosby, for an unforgettable day of creativity and coastal inspiration. Discuss concepts over coffee, visit John’s art studio, and then pack your paints and head to the beach for your own masterpiece to come alive. After your stay, you’ll receive your painting and Cosby's demonstration painting as a memory of the experience. 


  • Transporation to and from The Ranch 
  • Private art instruction with John Cosby 
  • Lunch at Lost Pier 
  • Plein air painting session 
  • Delivery of your artwork and Cosby's demonstration painting 

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