Dana Point is a vacation destination on the coast of California, popular for surfing and year-round whale watching. Visit one of the many popular beaches of Salt Creek Beach, Baby Beach, Doheny Beach or Capistrano Beach. Dana Point Harbor offers kayaking and fishing or whale watching excursions with great shopping and restaurants. Cross the bridge to explore Dana Island or switch to Island Time and take a trip from the harbor to nearby Catalina Island where life moves at a slower pace. Catalina Island offers many land and water activities in crystal clear waters.
Whale watching is a year round activity in Dana Point with the Gray Whales from November to April and Blue Whales from May to November. Orca Whales have also been spotted in the warm coastal waters. Many whale watching boats operate from Dana Point Harbor offering an incredible educational close up experience with the whales. The Ocean Institute is located on a secluded beach of Dana Point and offers a hands-on education experience along with excursions on one of the many tall ships of Dana Point.
To explore Dana Point further, there are 23 beautiful parks available for public use, golf courses with some of the best playing conditions in Orange County and a great Farmers Market each Saturday morning. Enjoy the trails of the San Juan Creek Trail which starts at the beach at Doheny State Beach where the creek meets the ocean.
Explore the Coastline
Visit the nearby towns of Corona del Mar and San Clemente, or for an action packed day for the family San Diego is a lovely drive along the scenic coastline.