Dana Point City

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A Romantic, Beautiful Community

Author Henry Richard Dana Jr. described the high bluffs and sheltered coves of Dana Point as “the only romantic spot on the coast.” Admired for its ideal climate and staggering beauty, Dana Point is home to the Dana Point natural harbor and the famous Ocean Institute. At its core is the colorful Lantern Village with historic Dana Point homes and streets adorned with different colored lanterns used 200 years ago by ships pulling into harbor. The community of Dana Point is a small community that cares and actively participates in making sure their town is clean, safe, and friendly.


Dana Point has one of the few harbors along the Orange County coast with ready access to the Pacific Coast Highway, which provides intercity access to the all the nearby beach communities. Interstate 5 Freeway also runs through the city, creating easy travel north to south. Dana Point is centrally located between San Diego and Los Angeles, and has access to four major airports within about an hours drive.

Things to Do

Dana Point is an epicenter of outdoor and beach activities! Any time you head down to the Dana Point Harbor, you’ll be sure to stumble upon an exciting planned or impromptu event, or you can just walk and enjoy the majestic views and quaint restaurants. The harbor is also the gateway to Doheny State Park where people enjoy camping, picnicking, swimming, surfing, bicycling, and more. Dana Point also holds several annual events, such as the Festival of Whales every March and Tall Ships Festival every September which is famous for being the largest gathering of its kind on the West coast.


Real Estate in Dana Point, California is part of the Capistrano Unified School District. There are myriad options for public and private schooling, and there are several colleges and universities in the Orange County Area. Dana Hills High School is known for its high API test scores and its excellent math and science departments.

Dana Point’s Proximity To:
Most Irvine Corporations & Businesses – 25 Minutes
John Wayne Airport – 25 Minutes
Irvine Spectrum – 25 Minutes
Fashion Island – 25 Minutes
Saddleback College – 15 Minutes
San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station – 15 Minutes
University of California, Irvine – 25 Minutes
Irvine Valley College – 25 Minutes
Camp Pendleton – 20 Minutes