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Dana Point Harbor

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Address: 34624 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2908
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Luxury Catamaran Sunset Wine Cruise in Dana Point
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Dana Point Whale Watching and Dolphin Watching Eco-Safari
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Favorite place to hang out, especilly weekdays

A great place to stroll around, watch people and pet dogs. There are nice restaurants, cute shops and benches to sit on. Picnic tables get crowded on weekends but easy during... read more

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Dana Point, California
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great place to stroll around, watch people and pet dogs. There are nice restaurants, cute shops and benches to sit on. Picnic tables get crowded on weekends but easy during the week. I never get tired of walking the island and looking at the boats. A nice place to go without having to spend money!

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Sunny Southern California
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Great harbor, located just a few miles south of Laguna Beach. This small harbor has great views, restaurants and shops and even a museum but the best thing it has is FREE PARKING! There are not too many harbors in Southern California that still offer free parking so come and enjoy it while you can.

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Houston, Texas
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We strolled down by the harbor, and enjoyed the sights. The area is very relaxing, and a great place for anyone to enjoy.

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Boulder City, Nv
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for whale watching boat ride and walked around harbor a little. Lots of restaurants and trendy little shopping.

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Murrieta, California
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The harbor is a great place to watch boats and stand up paddlers.It gets very crowded on weekends and sunny days. There are lots of tour companies that take people on whale watching tours from the harbor.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my teenager to this beach. It wasn't crowded on a Saturday afternoon, the sand was a beautiful mix of black and green and dark purple stones....lots to explore.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great environment - lots of boats, pelicans and seals. We could hear them barking while in our hotel room.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is wonderful to see the lifeguards and sheriff helicopter actively searching the waters for sharks, due to warmer ocean temperatures as of late. I coach at Doheny beach, adjacent the harbor, 2-3 days a week. Also paddle board in the harbor. But the excitement yesterday was amazing and the communication between the helo and surfers/paddlers was outstanding! Very specific... More 

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Capistrano Beach, California, USA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dana Point Harbor is one of the best areas along Southern Orange County's coastline for many activities. My favorite is walking the Harbor for exercise and viewing a great variety of boats and well kept Harbor area for picnicing, exploring the next neighbor Ocean Institute for learning about the ocean.

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Dana Point, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dana Point Harbor is a great place to relax with a coffee or meal. There are plenty of nice walks around the harbor areas including the Ocean Institute and the island. There are some restaurants in the area as well. All in all, a very relaxing place to enjoy the outdoors and sea air.

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