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For travelers seeking renowned surfing beaches, stunning coastal views and beach side trails, Dana Point is the perfect vacation destination. When you book an RV in Dana Point, the toughest decision visitors will have to make is which beach to visit first. Within a short drive with your RV rental in Dana Point, you’ll find Baby Beach, Dana Strand Beach, Monarch Beach. Aliso Beach, Capistrano Beach, Main Beach and more.

Dana Point is famous for having one of the few harbors in California. The harbor was built in the 1960s and is home to a marina, shops, restaurants and a point of departure for the Catalina Express, a ferry which takes visitors to Catalina Island, a developed, tourist-friendly island about 22 miles off the coast of California. Be sure to try fresh, local produce while visiting Dana Point. The mild climate allows for a year-round growing season, with an average high in August of 79 degrees and in December: a balmy 65 degrees.

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The Great Outdoors

When you rent a travel trailer in Dana Point, you’ll discover the great outdoors are astoundingly beautiful and the outdoor recreation opportunities are endless. Surrounded by seven miles of coastal bluffs and shorelines, surfing has become the most popular sport in the area, with many historically famous surfers starting in Dana Point. However, there are many other opportunities to partake in stand-up paddle boarding and other water sports in the crystal clear waters of the Pacific!

One of the most popular outdoor recreation opportunities is the Headlands Conservation Area Trails System, a 50-acre protected site in Dana Point with mesmerizing views overlooking the Orange County coastal bluffs. The Headlands offers a three-mile long trail system, maintained by the Dana Point Parks and Recreation department, maximizing public trail space while minimizing impact to natural areas.

For visitors looking to hit the links while vacationing in their camper rental in Dana Point, Orange County provides almost unlimited golfing opportunities. Between the stunning views, the meticulously maintained courses and the variety of challenges, golfers will find the Dana Point golfing experiences “up to par”.

For the RVers who want to venture a bit farther than Dana Point, an hour’s drive will bring you to the bustling, warm city of San Diego. Sunny San Diego offers the same warm climate as Dana Point, with even more opportunities to enjoy Mother Nature, including La Jolla Caves, whale watching cruise expeditions, surf camps, eco tours, parasailing and even a dog beach for your best friend in Huntington Beach.

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Orange County serves as a major magnet for RV campers across the country. From luxury campgrounds to boondocking on the curb of US 1, you’re sure to find a site, with an outstanding view to boot.

Within Dana Point lies Doheny State Beach. This state-maintained park offers campsites for your Dana Point RV rental by owner, up to 35 feet long, and attracts almost one million visitors a year. As California’s first state beach, Doheny Beach Park offers beach access, green space for free play, an aquarium in the visitor center, tide pools for wildlife viewing and an opportunity for surfing and surf fishing. The campground can host plenty of RVs and with some of the warmest water in the whole state and over a mile of beach, it’s no wonder this is one of the most popular outdoor destinations in Dana Point.

Six miles south in the town of San Clemente, you’ll find San Clemente State Beach. This campground also boasts a mile-long beach perched below high bluffs, and extreme wind-making for a great surfing beach. Much like Doheny Beach, this campground is open year-round and offers visitors the opportunity to snorkel, scuba drive, attend educational and interpretive programs, and most importantly, enjoy the beach.

If you’d like to be a little closer to the major metropolis of San Diego while enjoying your RV rental in Dana Point, CA, check out the San Diego Metro KOA. This campground is located in Chula VIsta, and offers lots of amenities. Just 20 minutes from the hustle and bustle of San Diego, there are family programs and activities scheduled, and access to a year-round pool and hot tub.

Whether you’re seeking a scenic, beachfront campground, or a luxury campground with every amenity possible, the greater Orange County area is sure to offer a range of options to fit your needs.

Exploring the City

Don’t forget to pack your swimsuit when enjoying a camper rental in Dana Point, as the majority of tourism opportunities revolve around water activities. If you’ve had your fill of sun, sand and those beautiful Pacific Coast views, check out the Pilgrim- a full sized replica of a sailing brig from the 1800s. The original Pilgrim engaged in the California hide trade and was immortalized in the account Two Years Before the Mast about its voyage between Boston and California in 1834 by Richard Henry Dana, Jr., whom Dana Point was named after. The brig sank in a fire at sea in 1856, but the replica is currently available for tours and is often used in films.

If you’re looking to venture outside the city, San Diego offers plenty of options for the young, and the young-at-heart. The San Diego Zoo is a 100-acre park, home to more than 3,500 rare and endangered species.

If you packed your craziest hat and have a hankering for a mint julep, be sure you don’t miss the races at the Del Mar Racetrack. San Diego is also home to SeaWorld, the USS Midway and hundreds of restaurants and shops, sure to please everyone.

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Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds

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  • Heritage Park Trail, CADana Point, CA
  • Dana Point Beach Trail, CAAcu Canyon Park, CA
  • Doheny State Beach Walk, CADana Point, CA
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  • Salt Creek Trail, CADana Point, CA
  • Doheny Beach Trail, CADana Point, CA
  • Patriot Trail, CASan Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Badlands Park and South Laguna Coast, CALaguna Niguel, CA
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  • Dana Hills Loop Trail, CASan Juan Capistrano, CA

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