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Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center

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Lovely sunsets

Great views of the sunset and ocean. Nice walk around the area. Note that there are not many car... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Yen Sheng C
Singapore, Singapore
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View is amazing

Small, free, small parking lot, can park and take hike to cliffs for great views. Have some great... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Mike K
San Marcos, California
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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great views of the sunset and ocean. Nice walk around the area. Note that there are not many car parking spaces in the vicinity...

Thank Yen Sheng C
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Small, free, small parking lot, can park and take hike to cliffs for great views. Have some great pictures of old Dana Point, 1920's

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

The headlands are just a wonderful experience for families. Easy walking, though people with balance issues might consider using walking sticks. The small museum at the trail head is very informative with excellent docents.

Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Small, but an important place for building awareness and appreciation of the Dana Point environment. Very helpful staff.

Thank funflowertrips
Reviewed 10 July 2018 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 July 2018

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 William S
Reviewed 30 June 2018

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.

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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.

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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.