Dana Point, CA

Dana Point, CA Real EstateDana Point is a city located in southern Orange County, California. It has one of the few harbors along the Orange County coast, and with ready access via State Route 1, it is a popular local destination for surfing.

Dana Point had a notable surfing history, and was home to many of the first companies that produced products for surfing. Hobie Alter opened one of the first retail surf shops in Dana Point in 1954. Many surf publications such as the Surfer’s Journal and Surfer Magazine were formed and headquartered in Dana Point. Bruce Brown produced the surfer film Endless Summer in Dana Point.

The Dana Point headlands are a prominent feature in Orange County geography and after years of controversy, are currently being developed as a 118-house gated community. However 68 acres of the site is open to the public and features a nature center and walking trails exhibiting “lost” plants of the Southern California coast. Views on a clear day extend to Catalina Island and La Jolla in San Diego county.

Dana Point has held a Festival of Whales since 1972. This celebration is held over two weekends in March. The Tall Ships Festival is held in September. It is considered the largest annual gathering of its kind on the West Coast of the United States. The Dana Point Grand Prix is an annual criterium bike race overlooking Dana Point Harbor.

The city is served by Capistrano Unified School District. It includes Dana Hills High School, one of the oldest high schools in the area which opened in 1972.

source: wikipedia.org


 

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