Dana Point Harbor

Dana Point Harbor 
34451 Ensenada Place
Dana Point, CA. 92629
949-923-2280
southcoastops@ocparks.com

There are no specific operating hours for the harbor itself, however a curfew law is enforced for the parking lots, beach and picnic areas between midnight to 5:00 AM.

Orange County Harbor Patrol can be reached for non-emergencies at (949) 248-2222, for emergencies dial 911.

Panoramic views abound in the natural cove that author and seaman Richard Henry Dana called, "The only romantic spot on the coast." Dana landed here during the hide trading days of the 1830s and described the charm of the steep cliff cove in his renowned book, "Two Years Before the Mast." In the days of the square rigged sailing ships, the rugged cove was known as Bahia Capistrano and was the major port between San Diego and Santa Barbara. It seemed only natural that this scenic cove was destined to become one of the most beautiful recreational harbors on the west coast.

News

May 1, 2020 
OC Parks COVID-19 Modified Operations

UPDATED 2/3/21: In an effort to minimize the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) on park patrons, staff, and the Orange County community at large, and consistent with the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Governor’s office, the Orange County Board of Supervisors and the Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA), OC Parks are operating in the following manner.


October 9, 2018 
3CMA, NACPRO and ASCE Honor OC Parks With Awards of Excellence and Achievement

(Orange County, Calif.) – In 2018 OC Parks received multiple achievement awards from the City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA), National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials (NACPRO), and the Los Angeles Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).


March 8, 2021 
Extended Spring-Summer Park Hours Begin March 14

The clocks spring forward early March 14, marking the beginning of daylight-saving time and OC Parks’ spring-summer operating schedule.

Spring-summer hours for most regional parks are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wilderness parks and some regional parks are open at 7 a.m. and close at sunset year round.


January 30, 2021 
Poche Beach Bridge Emergency Closure

The Poche Beach bridge off PCH and Camino Capistrano is closed.

Public access through this point of entry to the beach and beach club is closed due to dangerous conditions on the bridge.


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