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Dana Point
Orange County, California


Harboring the Good Life

Page Contents for Dana Point, California

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Dana Point is approximately 35,700 (2008), 33351 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 16,649 (2008), 14182 (2010).
The amount of land area in Dana Point is 17.215 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Dana Point is 6.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 59.1 sq kilometers.
The distance from Dana Point to Washington DC is 2402 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 411 miles. (as the crow flies)
Dana Point is positioned 33.45 degrees north of the equator and 117.69 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Dana Point elevation is 144 feet above sea level.
Dana Point per capita income is $ 50,316 (2008).
Dana Point median income is $ 80,468 (2008).
The Dana Point median home price is $ 890,247 (2008).
Dana Point average annual rainfall is 12.4 inches per year
Dana Point average annual humidity is 70
The average summer temperature is degrees F.


approximately 60 miles south of Los Angeles, and 57 miles north of San Diego on the Pacific Coastline. Dana Point has seven miles of coastal bluffs, beaches and hills. Other nearby communities include San Juan Capistrano, South Coast, Laguna Niguel, San Clemente, Laguna Beach, Aliso Viejo, Las Flores and Laguna Hills.

Here is a map page for Dana Point.
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Mediterranean with comfortable temperatures year-round. Days are usually sunny with cool evenings most of the time. Smog is almost unknown in Dana Point with gentle offshore breezes. Winter temperatures are usually above 50 degrees F. with high summer temperatures hovering between 80 and 90 degrees F.
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very enjoyable. The average summer high temperature is just 76 degrees. The low temperature in the winter has an average of 44 degrees. Here is a webpage for local weather.
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History & History Related Items

At the turn of the 19th century, Dana Point was the only major port between Santa Barbara and San Diego. Now the natural cove is a modern marina and hosts the annual Whale Festival. Whale-watching cruises are available from late December through March. The community wasnamed for Richard Henry Dana, Jr., author of "Two Years Before The Mast," a book he wrote about his adventures aboard the Pilgrim. During the 1920's, plans were made for a housing development along with a large hotel and bar that included a tunnel down to the harbor from the cliff where the hotel was to be located. Beyond a foundation, the hotel never materialized and the tunnel was boarded up. The community remained small for many years but finally, after more growth, incorporation occurred in 1989.

Here is a history page for Dana Point. Also try this history page. This page also includes some history as well as a few pictures.
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The incorporation of Dana Point



Orange County Marine Institute
24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point. CA 92629
Phone: 949-496-2274
Sea life exhibits and much, much more.

Adjacent to the institute is a full-size replica of Richard Henry Dana's ship, Pilgrim.
24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone: (714) 248-0503

The Capistrano Valley Symphony
24681 La Plaza, Suite 360
Dana Point, CA. 92629
Phone: (949) 240-8584

A site all about Dana Point

Photos and information for Dana Point.

Tall Ships Festival

Doheny State Beach
Doheny State Beach is a 62 acre park under the administration of the California Department of Parks and Recreation. It is located at the mouth of San Juan Creek. The entrance is on Dana Point Harbor Drive.

Dana Point Harbor
P.O. Box 701
Dana Point, CA 92701
Phone: 949-923-2255
The harbor, housing over 2,000 boats, includes two marinas, two yacht clubs, live bait receiver, launch ramp, fuel dock, shipyard, pump-out stations and guest slips. Many other attractions are available including a baby beach, rentals of all types, shops, restaurants and the brig, "Pilgrim" and the Orange County Marine Institute.

Salt Creek Beach Park
a popular beach and surfing spot with picnicking, walking paths and stairways to the beach. Facilities include restrooms, grills, benches, changing rooms, outdoor showers and more.
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Dana Point City Government

City of Dana Point
33282 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, California 92629
Phone 949-248-3500

Dana Point, a general law city, has a council/manager form of government. there are five elected city council members who serve four year staggered terms. They are elected at-large. The City Manager is appointed by the council and is the day-to-day manager of the affairs of the city, including carrying out the decisions of the city council.

Dana Point Chamber

Dana Point Chamber of Commerce
24681 La Plaza, Suite 115
PO. Box 12
Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone: (949) 496-1555
Toll-free: 800-290-DANA

Dana Point Community Events

March each year
Festival of Whales
Toll-free festival information: 888-440-4309
Local Festival Information: 949-472-7888
July each year
Shakespeare: Dana Point
Dana Point Theater Company
Heritage Park - 34400 Old Lantern, Dana Point
Each year a professional production of a Shakespeare play is performed for residents and visitors. The Dana Point Theater Company makes it the production accessible and enjoyable for everyone, even people who think they don't understand Shakespeare! Bring a picnic dinner and low-back chair.
Admission is free with the donation of canned food to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.
Phone: (949) 291-5083
September each year
The Tall Ships Festival
Thanksgiving Day each year
The annual Turkey Trot is held each year on Thanksgiving to beneit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. Over 10,000 runners participate each year in the 10K, 5K or Hot to Trot kids race. Come join the fun and help out those less fortunate.

Dana Point Organizations

Dana Point Chamber of Commerce
24681 La Plaza, Suite 115
PO. Box 12
Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone: (949) 496-1555
Toll-free: 800-290-DANA

Dana Point Libraries

Dana Point Library
33841 Niguel Rd.
Dana Point, Ca 92629
Phone: 949-496-5517
This library is part of the Orange County Public Library System

Dana Point Schools

Capistrano Unified School District
32972 Calle Perfecto
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Phone: 949-489-7000
Fax: 949-489-8646

Dana Hills High School
33333Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone: 949-496-6666
FAX: 949-489-8317 Dana Point


The population of Dana Point was:
1990 - 31,896
1999 - 37,350
2000 - 35,110
2008 - 35,700

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 14,666
2000 - 15,682 2008 - 16,649

Median age:
2000 - 41.5 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 63,043 2008 - $ 80,468 Per Capita Income: 2000 - $ 37,938
2008 - $ 50,316

Median house value:
2000 - $ 365,400
2008 - $ 890,247

Dana Point is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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