Dana point is located in Orange County in the state of California. Its harbor is among the few that sits along the county’s coastline.
The city was named for Richard Henry Dana, the prominent author of Two Years Before the Mast. The harbor still holds the replica of his ship the Pilgrim, which the Ocean Institute now uses as classroom.
Its mild climate allows for people to enjoy whale excursions, snorkeling and also gives them an opportunity to view the rare Megamouth Shark. Surfing at Dana Point is both an exhilarating and dangerous endeavor, as the surf break called Killer Dana destroyed the harbor in 1966.
Annual events like the Festivals of a whale, which last over two weeks, have been celebrated since 1972. The tall ships festival and the grand prix are other highlights. The year ends with the Dana Point Symphony where you can experience classical musical concerts, which bring local and international talent together in perfect harmony.
The culture and atmosphere of this harbor city offers a rare chance to experience the truly rare and beautiful moments with nature.