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Dana PointUnited States of America

Escape to Dana Point! Enjoy its beaches, oceanfront, and sunsets.

Explore the seaside area of Dana Point—amazing beaches, boating, and popular sights from Dana Point Harbor to Doheny State Beach.

Where to stay in Dana Point

Great mural by local high school students perfectly visualise what this beach is all about. And for a big audience as well: 

“Each year, about 7 million people pass through the tunnel to the beach.“

Maybe not so secret..

https://www.ocregister.com/2018/03/27/new-mural-with-mystery-surfer-girl-replaces-30-year-old-painting-at-salt-creek-beach-tunnel/

Monarch Beach

4.5/5Wonderful!(51 area reviews)

Visitors highly recommend Monarch Beach for its beaches, and you can make a stop by Salt Creek Beach Park while you're in town.

Monarch Beach
Lovely place for a pic nic,  get tan and swim

Capistrano Beach

4/5Very Good!(258 area reviews)

Capistrano Beach is beloved for its stunning beaches. Take some time to explore sights in the area like Doheny State Beach and Pines Park.

Capistrano Beach
Awesome view

Lantern District

4.5/5Wonderful!(36 area reviews)

While Lantern District isn't home to many top sights, Dana Point Harbor and Doheny State Beach are some notable places to visit nearby.

Lantern District

Top Hotels in Dana Point

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach - Dana Point
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach - Dana Point
3.5 out of 5
34402 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is $152 per night

Located in Capistrano Beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lantern Bay County Park, Doheny State Beach, and Dana Point Harbor. The Coach House is 1.7 mi ...

3.6/5Good! (963 reviews)

"I highly recommend the doubletree in DOHENY. The staff was very welcoming. The location was perfect and centrally located. I would definitely go back when I am in Dana point."…"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach - Dana Point
Beachfront Inn and Suites at Dana Point
Beachfront Inn and Suites at Dana Point
2.5 out of 5
34734 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA
The price is $152 per night

Located in Capistrano Beach, this beach hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Capistrano Beach Park and Doheny State Beach. Dana Point Harbor and The Coach House are ...

3.9/5Very Good! (511 reviews)

"We had a pretty view, we liked the room and the front desk staff was nice. The hotel is in a great location"…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Beachfront Inn and Suites at Dana Point
Monarch Beach Resort
Monarch Beach Resort
5 out of 5
1 Monarch Beach Resort N, Dana Point, CA
The price is $499 per night

With direct access to the beach, this Monarch Beach resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Salt Creek Beach Park, Dana Point Harbor, and Doheny State Beach. Dana Strands ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (368 reviews)

"Outstanding staff and all amenities, Excellent room, sanitized, room service, easy access to beach with tram, good walking trails, outstanding views, excellent restaurants, Bourbon Steak, Aveo, Beach Club. Salt water swimming pool, attentive staff. We had a wonderful 3 day stay."…"

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

Monarch Beach Resort

Popular places to visit in Dana Point

Doheny State Beach
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Doheny State Beach

4.5/5(33 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Doheny State Beach, a popular beach in Dana Point. While you're in the area, stroll along the seaside.

Salt Creek Beach Park
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Salt Creek Beach Park

5/5(1 review)

Explore the lovely green spaces of Salt Creek Beach Park and enjoy the surfing in Dana Point. Discover the area's beautiful sunsets, or seek out its golf courses.

Ocean Institute
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Ocean Institute

5/5(1 review)

Ocean Institute is just one of the places to see in Dana Point, so why not enjoy the other things to explore during your travels? Stroll along the beautiful beaches or discover the area's beautiful sunsets.

Dana Cove Park
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Dana Cove Park

Enjoy the beautiful sunsets and explore Dana Cove Park, a lovely green space in Dana Point. Amble around the area's beautiful beaches or seek out the surfing spots.

Salt Creek Beach
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Salt Creek Beach

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Salt Creek Beach during your trip to Dana Point? Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in the area.

Capistrano Beach Park
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Capistrano Beach Park

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Capistrano Beach Park during your trip to Dana Point? Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in this family-friendly area.

Top things to do in Dana Point

Dolphin & Whale Watching Eco-Safari with Underwater Viewing
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Dolphin & Whale Watching Eco-Safari with Underwater Viewing

$65
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
The PCH & Whale Watching Tour
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The PCH & Whale Watching Tour

$129
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
High Speed Zodiac Whale Watching Safari from Dana Point
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High Speed Zodiac Whale Watching Safari from Dana Point

$65
Per adult
Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure

$56
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
OC WINE CRUISE
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OC WINE CRUISE

$30
Per adult
Whale Watching and Fishing Combination Excursions
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Whale Watching and Fishing Combination Excursions

$130
Per adult

Reviews of Dana Point

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
247
5 - Excellent 61.75%
4 - Good
135
4 - Good 33.75%
3 - Okay
12
3 - Okay 3%
2 - Disappointing
4
2 - Disappointing 1%
1 - Terrible
2
1 - Terrible 0.5%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 20, 2020

Dana point is an amazing place an I love it

5/5 - Excellent

arronh

Apr 20, 2020

Love doheny. Great fishing spot and surf spot.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 12, 2020

Surf, restaurant, bars people

5/5 - Excellent

L.Brown

Feb 21, 2020

I love Dana Point! Great place to visit.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 19, 2020

It was close to our Catalina Island ferry.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 12, 2020

I love Dana Point. There’s a lot of good eats and beautiful views of the beach. Very picturesque.

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