Dana Point is situated on the beautiful Southern California coast, halfway between San Diego and Los Angeles. It prides itself with nearly seven miles of coastal bluffs and rolling hills along the Pacific Ocean with its charming beaches and wild surfs. Most noteworthy of these bluffs is a unique promontory known as the “Headlands”, which overlooks Dana Point Harbor, one of the most significant man-made alterations of the Orange County coastline. Dana Point encompasses 6.5 square miles and is home to 35,110 people and numerous businesses, all working together as one community. You can see this collaboration in action during some of the City's annual festivals and events such as the Turkey Trot in November, Festival of Whales in March, and its 4th of July fireworks show. The City is home to the Dana Point Harbor, the newly opened Ocean Institute presenting a wide array of marine life, to several beautiful lodging facilities and restaurants to accommodate your special needs.
Dana Point is named after Richard Henry Dana, Jr., a Harvard-trained lawyer, seaman, and author of the classic sea journal, Two Years Before the Mast. His writings document the voyage from Boston around Cape Horn to California on the merchant ship, Pilgrim, and describe the area once known as Capistrano Bay, as “the most romantic spot on the California Coast”. Today, Capistrano Bay is known as Dana Point. Another fascinating area commonly known to many as Monarch Bay, is also known as Dana Point.
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Lantern Village - The beautiful community of Lantern Village lies closest to downtown Dana Point and the Harbor. On the bluffs and within the hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean you will find older cottages and modern homes (Lantern Village Custom Homes), estates (Lantern Bay), Townhomes and condos (Admiralty, Lantern Bay Villas). Many of the streets in Lantern Village are named after different colored lanterns. In the 18th century, natives used different colored lanterns to guide early traders into the harbor.
Monarch Beach - The quiet, seaside community of Monarch Beach is located between Dana Point and Laguna Beach, California. This quaint, resort style community is also home to two world class hotels, The St. Regis and The Ritz Carlton. Monarch Beach properties feature spa luxuries, five star dining, elegant boutiques and ocean view golf in the balmy coastal air. Monarch Beach homes offer styles to suit every lifestyle.