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Dana Point Harbor

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Address: 34624 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA

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Love the Harbor!

I love the Dana Point Harbor! It boasts so many different things to do from sports fishing, whale watching, kayak & paddle board rentals, shopping to dining. They have a little... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I love the Dana Point Harbor! It boasts so many different things to do from sports fishing, whale watching, kayak & paddle board rentals, shopping to dining. They have a little bit of everything. If you go a bit further into the harbor down towards Baby Beach you can see a tall ship the Pilgrim and visit the Ocean Institute... More 

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london
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

A lovely destination to add to your day on the coast. Walk around the harbor, have a coffee or a meal at one of the many restaurants and cafes. Drive up the hill for a great view!

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San Juan Capistrano, CA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Something about this place helps slow things down for me. It's easy to walk and relax and appreciate the beauty of SoCal.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We booked a whale watching tour on a catamaran. The facility was easy to find and parking was free. The boardwalk along the harbor was wide and offered spectacular views, as well as access to restaurants and shops. Whale Festival took place there, as well.

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Surrey
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great place to sit and watch the world go by. The coffee importers is a very popular meeting place. Great free wifi there too.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Up to four miles of level walking with lots to see -- thousands of boats, sea birds, and paddleboarders. Usually a gentle breeze to beat the heat.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Very pretty harbour/marina great scenery and great restaurants. Love the view a must see! Ready to whale watch ;)

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Grayslake, Illinois
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

You can sit on the beach, climb on some rocks or rent a paddle board and cruise the harbor. Free parking if you go to the end of the road. Lots of boats to view, a breakwater keeps the main harbor smooth, but you can walk to the real beach to see the surf in all its glory. Don't miss... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Lots if parking Great place to wander and some nice dining spots. Easy to find the Catalina express.

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Olathe, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

good place to park and take a walk along the boardwalk. It has some nice places to eat and you can see the boats coming in and out of the harbor. Had a boat here for years and it is kind of a timeless place.

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