Oceanfront Living In Dana Point
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Dana Point, a once-sleepy town on the map among surf destinations along the coast back in the 50-s, has now reached a much different appeal. A one of a kind harbor, locally owned restaurants, and more than 30 specialty shops attract thousands of visitors each year. Walk the palm tree– and succulent-lined pathways overlooking the water and you might catch a fisherman hauling in the day's fresh catch, a family out for an afternoon sail, or a trio of sea lions basking on the harbor's rocky perimeter. Today, over 30,000 people call Dana Point a home. Whether you start the day off with a run, beginning at Creekside Park and following the trail down to Doheny State Beach to grab a coffee or a breakfast, you will find yourself at a front row seat to the waves. Dana Point Harbor is often called the most romantic spot on the California Coast. Visitors and locals enjoy incredible ocean views and delicious seafood, or plan a day at the 18-hole Robert Trent Jones – designed golf course skirting the sea. Dana Point Harbor also features tall ships, a marine institute, whale watching and tide pools. Its perfect location in Orange County, Southern California means that it is bathed in glorious sunshine almost every day. The sandy beaches are inviting for a stroll along the ocean, or offer the perfect setting for water sports and fishing. There is a $16 million rejuvenation project the city recently embarked on to upgrade its historic Lantern Village district with outdoor seating, wider walkways, coastal landscaping, and more. Dana Point's under-the-radar vibe makes owning a home here relatively affordable, with prices sometimes close to half those in neighboring Laguna Beach. A dedicated community keeps Dana Point’s beaches beautiful with regular cleanups. Their efforts extend below the surface, too: During the annual Dana Point Harbor Underwater Cleanup, prizes are awarded to volunteer divers who recover the most unusual items. Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park is a 15-minute drive from Dana Point and is home to many rare and endangered plants and animals. Designated as a wildlife sanctuary, Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park comprises approximately 4,500 acres (1,821 hectares) of wilderness and natural open-space land. Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park also offers more than 30 miles (48 kilometers) of hiking and mountain biking trails. When exploring Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, don’t miss the popular Dripping Cave Trail.
Some of the most exclusive oceanfront communities are settled in Dana Point. The Strand at Headlines is neighbored by the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel, The Monarch Beach Resort, and the Montage Resort & Spa, the 121-acre Strand Property includes over one mile of coastal frontage, with 70 acres of parks, open space, and 3 miles of coastal trails. Ritz Cove is one of the most premiere communities located in the Monarch Beach area of Dana Point. Situated adjacent to the 5 Star Ritz Carlton Hotel, this luxury gated community features wonderful Ocean front and golf course view homes with endless beaches and towering cliffs. And lastly, one of the most desired communities in Orange County - Beach Road in the Capistrano Beach area of Dana Point. This luxury beach front gated community showcases some of the most spectacular homes in the area where owners own part of the sand.
Dana Point is an epic mix of land and sea, and with its limitless attractions and nature-loving activities, it is the perfect city to enjoy Mother Nature’s treasures.
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