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02Dana Point Beach

Dana Point has more than one beach. Seven beautiful seasides sprawl around the dramatic headlands and secluded coves of this coastal region between LA and San Diego. Beaches such as Salt Creek, Monarch Bay, and family-friendly Dana Point Harbour beach—aka Baby Beach—offer wide shallow shorelines and a much less touristed version of the California beach experience. Dana Strand is great for gawking at the million-dollar mansions just past the sand, and Capistrano Beach Park is popular with surfers at certain times of the year when the wind kicks up.