- 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.
Surrounded by beach front properties, Capistrano Beach is a public beach with volleyball courts, basketball courts, and a walking path. During low tide, there are opportunities for wading, body boarding, and skim boarding.
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Dana Point Harbor, 34551 Puerto Place, Dana Point, CA 92629 MoreLess Info
Located along the Dana Point Harbor, the Baby Beach of Dana Point is a waveless beach designated for swimming. Visitors also commonly enjoy using paddle boards, kayaks, or having picnics at the beach.
The Ocean Institute features 61 immersion-style programs that offer guests the chance to learn about marine science and the environment. The location offers access to a gift shop for those who wish to purchase souvenirs.
SUP Fitness Laguna offers paddle boarding lessons for those who wish to get on the water. Those who are interested in learning how to properly paddle across the waters may appreciate what this site has to offer.
Located at the Ocean Institute, The Pilgrim is a full-size replica of the ship that was featured in Richard Henry Dana, Jr.'s Two Years Before the Mast. The location hosts theatrical and musical performances during the summer season.
Founded in 1987, Westwind Sailing works in partnership with the Orange County Sailing & Event Center to teach safe and responsible boating and sailing techniques to the public. The group offers a variety of sailing classes.
Located within a quiet and peaceful residential area, Mission Bell Park is a park featuring a number of amenities for guests to enjoy. These amenities include a playground structure, a large open area, and a lot of shade.
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32401 Golden Lantern, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 MoreLess Info
Offering a unique movie-watching experience, Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas is an executive theater with a full bar. Guests will be able to enjoy fully-reclining leather seats as well as waiter service, deluxe food menus and all of the latest new releases.