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Dana Point Harbor

Address: 34624 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Sights & Landmarks

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Ennis, Republic of Ireland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Liked watching boats and walking along harbour. Vending machines give ice and drinks along the way-cool!

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Redmond, Washington
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Whether you have an hour or a whole day, you will find something to do at Dana Point Harbor. We used to run around the island marina while training for local races, but it's a great place to stroll, eat, swim or learn about the ocean at the educational center over by the tall ships in the north end of... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Wow. This was a fun trip. The harbor was beautiful. They also had an old boat you could tour. Reall, really fun.

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Tenby
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55 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My husband and I were exploring this part of the coast and stopped at Dana Point. Parking was easy to find and ..... free! From the car park we took a short walk to the marina and enjoyed looking at the boats, drinking iced mochas and people watching. A very relaxing and enjoyable afternoon.

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Florida City, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Beautiful harbor and marina. Lots of shopping, good restaurants, nice walking trail along the harbor. Stop by the Ocean Instutite for informational and hands on learning.

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Edmonton
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38 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Dana Point Harbor is a good place to go if you are looking for a restaurant or other food services. It's a pleasant harbor, made better by the backdrop of park and hillside.

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CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Beautiful area. lots of boats to see and harbor views. Many restaurants. picnic area. There is lots of parking and it's free. There are boat tours, fishing and some stores.

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Newport Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great place to stroll. Lots of people with dogs and nice place to stop for a bite to eat or just a cup of coffee. Some cute shops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We traveled into the harbor last year and it was an easy approach the dock asstr helpful and the facilities first rate. There are a ton of shops and resturants.

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Do not go in rough seas. I experience a terrible rough ride and was sick the entire time. I don't usually have any troubles with sea sickness, I did this time and so did half the boat.

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