The founder of Dana Point, in the year 1790 described the area as "the most romantic spot on the California coast." This lovely seaside town is characterized by nearly seven miles of prominent coastal bluffs and rolling hills along the Pacific Ocean. The most spectacular spot on the bluffs is a unique promontory known as the "Headlands" which overlooks Dana Point Harbor.
Located in southern Orange County, Dana Point is approximately one-half way between Los Angeles and San Diego, and is bordered by the cities of Laguna Nigel and Laguna Beach to the north, San Juan Capistrano to the east, and San Clement to the south.
The magnificent views from the coastal hillsides provide the world-famous Dana Point Harbor which provides slips and mooring for over 2,500 boats. The harbor is also considered the gateway to Doyen State Park, one of California’s most popular beach facilities. The 62-acre State Park offers camping, picnicking, swimming, surfing, bicycling, tide pool exploration and more.
Dana Point provides unique coastal amenities that appeal to visitors who have the opportunity to benefit from services of two five star hotels. This town is also a very popular destination for surfing.
The area was at one time known for its Spanish style homes but now the area is populated with an array of many types of design elements from modern beach condominiums to elegant, luxurious Mediterranean villas. Many of the homes in Dana Point have a view and can readily hear the sound of the foghorn in the Harbor. Dana Hills High School is one of the most honored secondary schools in the State of California. The Capistrano Unified School District provides excellent and commentated schools throughout the city.