- The list below includes 312 free or cheap things to do in or near Dana Point, California, including 125 different types of inexpensive activities like Beaches, Parks, Paddleboarding and Hiking Trails.
- From Salt Creek Beach to Dana Point Harbor, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Dana Point and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Laguna Beach, Irvine, Newport Beach and San Clemente.
At Dana Point Harbor, tourists can visit a variety of shopping destinations, including coffee and tea shops, clothing stores, and artisan chocolate shops. The location's restaurants include Jon's Fish Market, which offers live music.
A surfing instructional camp, TheCaliCamp offers weeklong intensive surfing instruction sessions led by experienced and knowledgeable guides. The camp offers lodging for students, and provides and sells a variety of equipment and apparel.
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Santa Clara Ave, Violet Lantern to Amber Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629 MoreLess Info
A three mile trail, Bluff Top Trail Runs between Walk On Beach and Gualala Point Regional Park. Along this trail lies the remnants of the Dana Point Inn and sea cliffs and views for birding and whale-watching.
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Del Obispo and Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629 MoreLess Info
At Doheny State Beach, visitors can go swimming, surfing, hiking, biking, fishing, and geocaching. The location also offers access to interpretive exhibits, a visitor center, exhibits, and a picnic area.
Offering ocean views, Lantern Bay Park features a wedding ceremony area and open green space alongside patches of trees. The park provides paved paths, picnic tables, barbecue grills, a children's playground, a basketball court and restroom facilities.