Dana Point Harbor

Cove Road Closure

9/7/2017: Cove Road will be closed to all access beginning Monday September 11th, 2017 to mid-December 2017 for OC Public Works erosion and drainage repairs.

Dana Point Harbor 
34451 Ensenada Place
Dana Point, CA. 92629
949-923-2280
southcoastops@ocparks.com

There are no specific operating hours for the harbor itself, but a 10:00 p.m. curfew law is enforced at all beaches.

There are no fees at this time for vehicles to park at the harbor. Boaters must check in with the Orange County Harbor Patrol at (714) 248-2222.

Panoramic views abound in the natural cove that author and seaman Richard Henry Dana called, "The only romantic spot on the coast." Dana landed here during the hide trading days of the 1830s and described the charm of the steep cliff cove in his renowned book, "Two Years Before the Mast." In the days of the square rigged sailing ships, the rugged cove was known as Bahia Capistrano and was the major port between San Diego and Santa Barbara. It seemed only natural that this scenic cove was destined to become one of the most beautiful recreational harbors on the west coast.

News

November 17, 2017 
Merry Movie Night at Baby Beach in Dana Point Harbor December 2

(Dana Point, Calif.) – The County of Orange, OC Parks and Dana Point Harbor invite families to the first ever Merry Movie Night at Baby Beach in Dana Point Harbor on Saturday, December 2. Festive activities begin at 3:30 and the family-friendly holiday film "Elf" begins at 5:15 p.m.


November 17, 2017 
43rd Annual Boat Parade of Lights Dec. 8-16

(Dana Point, Calif.) – Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, the County of Orange, OC Parks and Dana Point Harbor invite families to celebrate the season with "A Superhero Holiday" at the 43rd Annual Boat Parade of Lights. Enjoy jolly activities with a superhero twist on select dates December 8-16 by the water’s edge.


October 26, 2016 
Dana Point Harbor Revitalization

News ImageRead information about the status of the Dana Point Harbor revitalization project and current request for proposals.


August 19, 2016 
OC Parks Mobile App Now Available

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The OC Parks mobile application is now available to download. The new app makes it easy to explore all that the County regional and wilderness parks have to offer.

Using the OC Parks app for iOS or Android, you can easily get outside and find a park near you with the most detailed, accurate maps of all regional, wilderness, beach and historic parks and regional trails operated by the County of Orange. The app also offers detailed park descriptions and photos.

The mobile app lets users easily locate the closest playgrounds, parking and restrooms in each park. Search recent OC Parks news, events and alerts regarding park access, weather, trail conditions and more.


August 11, 2016 
Google Trekkers Hit the Trails in OC Parks

News ImageStarting in August, hikers will be collecting imagery of Orange County trails using the Google Street View Trekker, a wearable backpack with a camera system on top. The Trekker automatically gathers images as it goes. Later the imagery will be stitched together to create the 360-degree panoramas you see today in Google Maps.


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