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Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center

Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Very cute interpretive center. Its run by volunteers and we were lucky to have a smart, sweet lady... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beaufort, North Carolina
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Nature at its best

This is a wonderful benefit by the conserventcy and the City of Dana Point. Docent guided tours... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Trails are open everyday from 7:00 AM to Sunset. The Dana Point Headlands Conservation Area is managed by two different entities, the City of Dana Point and the Center for Natural Lands Management. It is atop the Dana Point Promontory and is...more
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34558 Scenic Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629-2749
+1 949-248-3527
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cute interpretive center. Its run by volunteers and we were lucky to have a smart, sweet lady who clearly loved californias nature. My son is 12 and knows almost all the facts in the room, However he had a blast getting answers right and...More

Thank Thedriveagain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful benefit by the conserventcy and the City of Dana Point. Docent guided tours and expert information in the Center about the native wildlife and plants.

Thank wcshepherd2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the nature center is a good place to explore native plants and animals. the staff is friendly and informed. the path winds along the bluffs with great views. no shade on path.

Thank sf1ladybug
Reviewed 18 April 2018

This was a lovely walk along the cliff above the beach. The trail is gentle and rolling, about a nile long one way.

Thank roaminginrome101
Reviewed 18 April 2018

We started an easy hike here that begins from the Nature Center. The volunteer was super friendly to explain the local wildlife. Highly recommended to stop by this Nature Center for info on local species and history of the area. The ocean view here and...More

Thank MandC0218
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The view is magnificent. Come enjoy the nature trails and stop at the center. It's small but packed with great info on the area.

Thank angihansen
Reviewed 15 March 2018

best view of the surrounding area. We saw numerous humming birds, and lizards. We watched the sunset one evening and the boats passing by in the ocean.

Thank DOUG H
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Super nice views from this bluff. Closes right at sunset which is a bit of a bummer, but still worth the visit.

Thank Matt T
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Just enough education for a quick stop, and access to the beach (but down a steep walk - not for the infirm!) The volunteers are friendly and informative.

Thank ontheroad29
Reviewed 22 January 2018

A good display and explanation of the local wildlife and habitat. Personally I am fascinated by the pocket mouse as DP is one of the rare places they live. Trails are pretty easy and have good ocean views from several vantage points.

Thank capowilson
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19 January 2016|
Response from Onehotjogger | Reviewed this property |
According to this website: funorangecountyparks NO dogs are allowed on the trails.
22 May 2015|
Response from DanaPoint D | Property representative |
The Nature Interpretive Center and adjoining patio with views of the preserve is wheelchair accessible. However, the preserve trail is not currently accessible by wheelchair.