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In Dana Point, you’ll discover the great outdoors are inspiringly beautiful. Dana Point surrounds visitors with a seven-mile playground of coastal bluffs, sparkling shorelines and the stunning blue Pacific. Famous for its stand-up paddling (SUP) and surfing, Dana Point’s seaside setting of nearly two dozen parks and miles of beach-side trails is a mix of land and sea unlike any Southern California destination. And one of the most memorable with visitors is The Headlands – a 50-acre beautifully protected site with spectacular views overlooking Dana Point Harbor and the Orange County coast. Enjoy a peek at the most popular recreation, and find Dana Point’s best outdoor activities.

 


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The City of Dana Point has 23 beautiful parks available for use by the public. You are welcome to utilize the City’s parks without charge or reservation, on first-come, first-served basis. If you wish to use a City park for such events as a wedding, large group picnic or gathering, please call 949-248-3530.

(949) 248-3530
El Camino Real
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Enjoy volleyball, basketball and other beach activities. During the summer months, a concession building offers fishing gear rental and sales, food and beverages, and beach supplies.

Dana Strand Road
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The City of Dana Point is characterized by its seven miles of prominent coastal bluffs and scenic rolling hills along the Pacific Ocean. County, State and private beaches adorn the coastline, including world-famous surfing spots such as Dana Strands.

25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive
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Monarch Beach is named after its most prominent geological feature “Monarch Bay” aptly named as its rolling hills of Sagebrush and Manzanita were once a breeding ground for the Monarch Butterfly.

50 Monarch Beach Resort Drive

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Few golf experiences can match the blend of stunning natural beauty and variety of challenges presented at Monarch Beach Golf Links. Here, along the dramatic bluffs of Southern California, master architect, Robert Trent Jones, Jr., has fashioned an intriguing layout in the Scottish links tradition on one of the select few oceanfront golf courses in California. Commanding sweeping views to the sea, this par-70 championship course offers an unending variety of play. Guests at Monarch Beach Golf Links are members for a day. They are enchanted by the perfect golf experience provided by a Troon Golf Facility. The friendly, professional staff and impeccable grounds welcome guests and set the tone for the day. Each Troon Golf Staff member is attentive to the needs of members and guests as they find their way to the cart area and practice area. Guests are assured of a special day. All outside pressures and thoughts are pushed aside for the moment as the Troon Golf Experience takes over and puts them at ease.

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(949) 240-8247
28373 Alicia Parkway Laguna Niguel
92677

Aliso & Wood Canyons Regional Park offers approximately 4,000 acres of wilderness and natural open space land with hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian use.  The Park is located at the south end of the Laguna Greenbelt. Its canyons harbor a pastoral feel unmatched in Orange County. Favored with petroglyphs etched by native people, Aliso & Wood Canyons are natural wonders.

(949) 923-2200
31131 S. Pacific Coast Highway
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Aliso Beach offers an area for swimming, surfing and stand up paddle boarding. You can also enjoy fishing or exploring the tide pools. A concession stand offers rentals for fishing, food and beverages and other beach supplies. 31131 South Pacific Coast Highway.

(949) 492-4872
33 Santa Barbara

92656

Aliso Viejo Country Club features one of only two private Nicklaus Design golf courses in Orange County. With some of the best holes of golf and some of the best views in the Orange County area, the par-72 course at Aliso Viejo Country Club leaves nothing to be desired, and offers an appropriate level of play for all skill levels. Both challenging from the back tees at over 6,500 yards and forgiving from the forward tees, the course at Aliso Viejo Country Club is uniquely appealing to the low-handicap golfer as well as the less experienced golfer.

(949) 783-9686
34661 Puerto Pl,
Dana Point, CA 92629
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AllWater Charters offers a number of fishing and boating experiences for experienced sportfishing and tournament enthusiasts as well as inshore trips and offshore trips along the Dana Point, Laguna Beach and Newport Beach coastal waters. Common fish hauls include Yellowtail, Tuna, Bonito, White Sea Bass, Thresher Shark, Bass and Halibut.

GoAllWater.com
949-245-0503
24707 Dana Drive
91629

Since 1976, Aventura Sailing has offered the best in bareboat and skippered charters and sailing instruction. We’ll teach you how to sail, and keep you sailing! We also offer dinghies, kayaks and paddleboards to enjoy in the beautiful Dana Point Harbor and beyond. 

(949) 493-9493
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Dana Point, Southern California

Dana Point, Southern California