City of Dana Point
Attractions & Points of Interest

General information

The Dana Point Harbor houses 2,500 yachts within its two marinas, inside a one-and-a-half mile jetty. Complete harbor facilities include guest slips, a fuel dock, shipyard, launch ramp, boat rentals, yacht sales, community class instruction for all ages, fishing, windsurfing, jetskiing, kayaking, boat charters, two yacht clubs, a sailing association, ocean classroom labs, shops, restaurants, picnicking and a baby beach for young swimmers.

Thirty (30) intriguing shops are loaded with unexpected treasures. Visitors discover custom-designed jewelry and Indian artifacts, art collectibles, hand-formed chocolates, unique gifts, toiletries, fragrant oils, designer perfumes and sunglasses, ecologically “sound” gifts, leisure clothing for men and women, full service hair salon & art gallery, unique cards & tee shirts, international coffees and teas and quality ice cream. Seventeen different restaurants are at the Harbor to please every palate.

The Ocean Institute offers a variety of programs for the whole family as well. Enjoy sea adventure cruises, summer camps, and a variety of parent-child overnight programs for anyone interested in the ocean world.