Destination guide

The beachside setting of Dana Point is ready to explore

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Dana Point. This city's sailing, whale watching and golfing draw many visitors. Main Beach Park and Mission San Juan Capistrano are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around Dana Point

Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the city? Travellers enjoy Dana Point for its whale watching, boating and camping. Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Dana Point a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Shorecliffs Golf Club (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • San Clemente Pier (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Talega Golf Club (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Bella Collina Towne and Golf Club (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • San Clemente Municipal Golf Course (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Dana Point

Travellers enjoy Dana Point for its boating. If you're planning a holiday around the weather, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 27°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Dana Point

Dana Point is famous for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Dana Point is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Main Beach Park (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Lantern Bay County Park (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Dana Cove Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Harbor Point Park (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Sea Canyon Park (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Doheny State Beach (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Dana Point

The nearest airport is in Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), located 17.4 mi (28 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), which is 32.2 mi (51.8 km) away.

Where to stay near Dana Point?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,070 holiday rentals near Dana Point. From 417 Houses to 375 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Dana Point is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Dana Point?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Dana Point:

  • Lantern Village: 134 holiday homes
  • Capistrano Beach: 451 holiday homes
  • Monarch Beach: 183 holiday homes
  • Marquesa: 88 holiday homes
  • Regatta: 110 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Dana Point?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Dana Point. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Lantern Bay County Park: 2,390 holiday rentals
  • Harbor Point Park: 2,420 holiday rentals
  • Dana Point Harbor: 834 holiday rentals
  • Pines Park: 2,117 holiday rentals
  • The Sea Caves: 2,347 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dana Point listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Dana Point?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 417 Houses in Dana Point. Our other popular types of Dana Point holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 375 holiday houses
  • Villas: 90 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 75 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Dana Point?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 422 holiday homes with pool available in Dana Point. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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