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Dana Point Harbor

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Address: 34624 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2908
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Stunningly clean and well managed

Free dog poo bags, free ice from machines, washing machines for boats that dock here and drinking water fountains. This is place is picture-postcard perfect. They could clean up... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Free dog poo bags, free ice from machines, washing machines for boats that dock here and drinking water fountains. This is place is picture-postcard perfect. They could clean up the water in the harbour a bit. That was sadly the only thing that slightly let the place down. Easy to get to, loads of parking, boat trips, whale watching, restaurants... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Got off the highway at Dana Point to grab a bite, and I'm glad I did so. This is a very, small, nice and lively community. A nice beach, a lot of places to eat, good place to walk. If you are driving buy and not in a rush, get off here.

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Henderson, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place lacks an aesthetic. It's too crowded with boats and the restaurant sites lack decent views. There's some free parking around but mostly you'll have to use one of the pay lots. Locals walk their dogs here and there are some vantage points for whale watching. If you really came here to relax, use Doheny State Beach which is... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you go to the harbor, go to What a Dish cafe Was amazing! Great lunch and great bakery. Highly recommend.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty location, easy walking distance from a couple of parks, walking trails, and a number of restaurants and shops.

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent several days walking the pathways in the harbor and the park near the outside breakwater. Seems to have a lot going on all the time making for very interesting walking.

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My Cousins and I ate nearby and then took a long walk with our along the harbor and park...lots if other people out with their dogs...nice day, freah air!

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always like to visit marinas and places like Dana Point Harbor...they seem to have a wonderful affect that leaves one with a "peaceful easy feeling"!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's always clean. I love that only boat owners can park by the boat parking. Good food, good choice of restaurants. I love that you can dock your boat over next to Jon's place and go eat.

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Dana Point, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a proud local resident that frequents this beautiful tranquil harbor with magnificent scenery. It's like a hidden gem as it could be busy specially on nice weather days yet never seem to be overcrowded.

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