Situated on the southern part of Dana Point is the charming community of Capistrano Beach. Regarded as one of the oldest areas in Dana Point, development on Capistrano Beach began as early as the 1920s. Since then, the community has grown into an exclusive yet surprisingly laid back beach town that’s also referred to as “Capo Beach” by its residents.
Housing options in Capistrano Beach include a wide range of homes, ranging from single-family residences to beach cottages, to sprawling mansions, condos, and custom homes that feature the hallmarks of Southern California style: large windows, high ceilings, and balconies. One of Capistrano Beach’s most prominent features are the high bluffs that run parallel to the Pacific Coast Highway, particularly along Camino Capistrano, and homes located at the top of these bluffs provide spectacular views of Dana Point Harbor, Catalina Island, and the Pacific Ocean. Whether they’re perched high above the bluffs or laid out along the beach, these homes are considered as among the finest residences in Orange County.
Some Capistrano Beach neighborhoods include Azul Circle, California Homes, Capistrano Bluffs, Capistrano Heights, Harbor Walk, Palisades, Sand Castle Homes, Sea Bluff Villas, Sea Breeze, and Seascape. Dana Bluffs and Mill Pond offer condo town homes, while the privately gated Beach Road residences are highly desired properties because of their prime beach location.
Areas of interest in Capistrano Beach include the stretch of sand that starts from the Doheny State Beach area and goes to nearby San Clemente. Accessible to everyone, the beach has parking spots, volleyball courts, shower facilities and concessions –not to mention some decent waves. Capistrano Beach also has a number of parks, which include Capistrano Beach Park, Mira Costa Park, Louise Leydon Park, Palisades Gazebo Park, and Pines Park, which is notable for its magnificent ocean views from the top of the bluffs.