Dana Point Honeymoon Ideas: Activities for Couples

With its SoCal harbor location, Dana Point, California, offers newlyweds a bustling harbor, secluded sandy beaches and first-class restaurants. Couples find everything they need within easy access and enjoy a more remote spot as compared to Los Angeles. If lazy days on the sand, dolphin sunset cruises and local seafood sound good, then check out the Dana Point honeymoon ideas. We rounded up a little something for everyone.

Dana Point Honeymoon Ideas: Things to Do, Places to Go

Daytime Activities in Dana Point

Dana Strands Beach offers public beach access off The Strand, a gated residential community. As one of the top beaches in Dana Point, this spot provides an ideal place to unfold beach chairs and relax by the water. For some exercise, walk along the shore to rock and stone pathways where tide pools and elevated views of the Pacific impress visitors. Couples looking for some adventure will find volleyball courts, surfing hot spots, kayaking and snorkeling. Or spend some time together riding winding bicycle paths, walking trails and exploring nature centers.

Dana Point Cruises

Cruises also rank as a must-do activity for newlyweds in Dana Point. Catalina Island, known as the Island of Romance, welcomes couples by a ferry system that departs daily from Dana Point Harbor. Hop aboard the Catalina Express and arrive in just an hour. Once on the island, see sites via a golf cart or visit an oceanside restaurant.

Those who prefer to stay in Dana Point will find cruise options provided by Dana Point Marina. From dolphin and whale-watching to sport fishing and sailing, area cruises bring couples closer together and connect them to nature. Looking for some romance? Book a sunset wine cruise with Dana Wharf Sportfishing, which offers a 1.5-hour with cheeses, crackers, fruits and nuts that complement the wines.

Romantic Evenings by the Beach

Many restaurants in Dana Point Harbor feature intimate seating for two and waterfront view. In addition, several top-rated restaurants sit above the cliffs, and honeymooners enjoy seeing sparkling lights in the marina below while dining on a gourmet meal. After dinner indulge in evening activities in the harbor such as live music, dancing and entertainment.

Those who book a Dana Point vacation rental have access to these activities, or they can simply relax at their home away from home. Many rentals have oceanfront views and resort locations, making it easy for couples to set their own pace. Imagine fondue on the balcony, relaxing in the hot tub and sitting by the pool. Dana Point welcomes couples to celebrate this special time and getaway from it all.

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