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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).

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Dana Point location: 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.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Dana Point is 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.
The weather in Dana Point is 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.
Dana Point average annual rainfall is 12.4 inches per year
Dana Point average annual humidity is 70
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Dana Point history:

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.
The incorporation date of Dana Point: 1989

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Dana Point attractions:

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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