An upscale community with the laid back and casually chic feel of a luxury resort, Monarch Beach is a neighborhood in Dana Point that’s edged by Salt Creek Beach and looks out on the water and Catalina Island in the distance. It’s named after its most distinguishing feature, Monarch Bay, which in turn is named after the monarch butterfly, which was once abundant in the area. The days of admiring kaleidoscopes of butterflies are long gone, but you can still admire the beautiful homes that now adorn the hillsides here, which are like butterflies in their own right.
Life in Monarch Beach is laid back and time often seems to stand still in this beachside neighborhood. Residents and tourists alike love Monarch Beach’s vibrant yet calm atmosphere and its many amenities that have been designed with the ultimate in luxurious comfort in mind. Crime is not an issue here, and residents sleep soundly at night knowing that their security is of utmost importance in the community. If you have school-age children, you can rest easy in the knowledge that their potential will be further developed at Monarch Beach’s top-rated public schools, which are under the award-winning Capistrano Unified School District.
Monarch Beach is famous for being home to two premier resorts, the St. Regis and The Ritz Carlton-Laguna Niguel. Guests flock to these exclusive resorts, which enhance Monarch Beach’s appeal as a fashionable oceanside community.
Residents and tourists enjoy the community’s pristine beaches and surf spots. Salt Creek Beach, which is right next to The Ritz, is a definite favorite among surfers. There are also other recreational activities to try in Monarch Beach. St. Regis Resort’s Monarch Beach Golf Links offers guests a wonderful golf experience, thanks to the combination of a challenging 18-hole championship course and the natural beauty of the surroundings.
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