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The rugged natural anchorage formerly known as Capistrano Bay offered shelter to mariners for hundreds of years. Later renamed Dana Point after Richard Henry Dana (1815-1882) a seaman, Harvard trained lawyer and author of the classic sea journal "Two Years before the Mast". The journal documents Dana's 1830s voyage aboard the merchant brig Pilgrim, as he sailed from Boston to California. Dana described Capistrano Bay as "the only romantic spot in California."


Dana Point is now one of the most popular recreational harbors on the west coast. With its surrounding cliffs and beautiful park-like setting, Dana Point Harbor attracts visitors from around the world, for shopping, restaurants, and a host of marine and landside activities and events.

Dana Point Harbor is also the gateway to Doheny State Park one of Californian's most famous and popular beaches.



  • Water and Power included.
  • Telephone & Cable TV Connections
  • Close to Harbor Patrol Office
  • Protected by Double Breakwaters
  • On Site Security
  • Access Controlled Parking.
  • Shopping & Dining Near By
  • 5 Minutes to Open Water
  • Great Fishing and Sailing



Registered Contractors

Dana Point Harbor Registered Contractors List.

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Forms & Info

Forms & Info

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Dana Point Harbor
For information on the coming harbor renovations check out the OC Dana Point Harbor website by clicking here. For general harbor information including shops, restaurants, and events check out the Dana Point Harbor website: www.DanaPointHarbor.com Members of California Association of Harbor Masters & Port Captains and Marina Recreation Association. Visit: harbormaster.org and marina.org
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