“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
Dana Point spreads out along the Pacific Ocean like a giant beach towel, covering seven miles of coastal bluffs. Dana Point beaches include several world-famous surfing spots, including Doheny Beach, Dana Strands and Salt Creek. Families bring kids to this stretch of coastline to explore tide pools and get immersed in natural history at the Nature Interpretive Center. During California's annual whale migration, you may glimpse a fluke or spout at this popular whale-watching destination. The Ocean Institute offers educational talks, children's camps, beach overnights and boat excursions. Dana Point Harbor shelters more than 2,500 boats in two marinas and has launch ramps, restaurants and an ocean classroom lab.