Marina-Bluff View (P.O.I.)

Trip date: 9/14/2014

Location: Dana Point Harbor Point Park

Permit/Pass: None required, but parking can be limited on busy weekends.

Directions: From Interstate 5 take the Camino Las Ramblas exit for Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point. As you pass beneath the Dana Point welcome overpass slide into the left lane for the left turn onto Dana Point Harbor Dr. After turning, pass through a light before veering right along the north side of the marina. Going straight through another light brings you to a turning circle past which you'll continue on. Just after the road veers left there is a right turn onto Cove Rd. Take this road and head up the hill. Turn left on Green Lantern St. (which turns into Scenic Dr.) and follow it as it turns to the north. Look for parking anywhere on the west side of this street, all the way back down to the intersection.

Maps/Guides: NA

Synopsis: An easy quick walk with views of Dana Point Marina and the southern end of the headlands. Good for kids and the elderly, and a nice spot to watch the sunset.

Trail sequence: Bluff trail

Type: Out and back

Distance: 0.3 miles

Rating: Easy (factors: heat) 

Notes: This is fragile restoration habitat, so please respect the signed restrictions.

Track: Marina-Bluff View - Dana Point Harbor Point Park

Turn by turn:

  -- The trail begins just west of the intersection of Cove Rd and Green Lantern St. on the southwest corner. There are a couple of spurs with benches for relaxation and boat-watching.


Photos: Flickr