A town built on a rich coastal environment, Dana Point prides itself on beautiful beaches, fantastic surf spots, world-class hotels, a breathtaking harbor, and an award wining links golf course along the sand. Dana Point & Monarch Beach represent the perfect coastal living atmosphere. Prominently recognized for a classic nautical lifestyle, Dana Point Harbor is nothing short of spectacular. Boasting over 2,500 boat slips, two Yacht Clubs, the Ocean Institute, and equipped with several fishing fleets dedicated to group style fishing and whale watching tours. Highly guarded for traditions like the annual Tall Ships Festival, and Festival of Whales, the harbor is also home to one of the Catalina Express Vessels running daily trips to Catalina Island. The perfect setting for a stroll along the boardwalk, or an evening out, there is plenty to entice you, whether its the many exciting restaurants and bars, or the cafes, and boutique shops along the way.
A substantial downtown revitalization is underway in Dana Point, with a mission to create a vibrant fresh new look for businesses, offering more walkability and eco-friendly transportation up and down the coast. Positioned perfectly between downtown Dana Point and Laguna Beach are several of Orange Counties most prominent residential communities, specifically noted are The Strand at Headlands and Monarch Bay. These two guard gated communities consists of elite ocean view custom homes, each providing residents with private beach clubs. The Ritz Carlton Hotel, and St. Regis Resort and Golf Club are located within exceptionally close proximity from downtown Dana Point, and other surrounding residential areas. These resorts have helped put Dana Point and Monarch Beach in a league of their own.