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The official city motto is “Harboring the Good Life,” and that is reflected in all you see in Dana Point. Home to 35,110 residents and is characterized by nearly seven miles of prominent coastal bluffs and rolling hills along the Pacific Ocean in Orange County, California.

Dana Point Harbor provides slips and mooring for over 2,500 boats along with over 50 specialty shops and restaurants. The Harbor attracts thousands of visitors annually for shopping, sport fishing, walking, bicycling, parasailing and a host of recreational activities. The Dana Point Harbor is also considered the gateway to Doheny State Park, one of California’s most popular beach facilities. In addition to Doheny State Park, Dana Point boasts several other world-class beaches perfect for a day of surfing, swimming, or building sandcastles.

Dana Point provides over 1,900 hotel rooms available to fit in every budget. From camping at scenic beaches to quaint Victorian bed & breakfasts to the luxurious Monarch Beach Resort, few cities areas offer more selections for the LGBTQ traveler.  

Discover Dana Points coastal playground and start planning your trip today!


GayTravel's Local Guru MacKenzie MacDonald is from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, but currently resides in Dana Point, California, with his husband and dog, Sharky. MacKenzie is the Director of Spa and Wellness at Miraval Life in Balance Spa at Monarch Beach Resort. He began his career in hospitality working for Disney Cruise Line where he was randomly assigned a new cabin mate, his husband Chance, who now serves as the Director of Development for San Diego LGBT Pride.  The two would run in each port the ship docked in, touring and finding local spots to eat, explore and swim. After leaving the ship life to get married, on land he turned this hobby into passion for developing wellness programming with a unique sense of place and ultimately to a career in wellness and spa. MacKenzie loves travel, running, yoga, food and his dog.

READ ON to see what MacKenzie recommends you do and see while visiting beautiful Orange County!