Capistrano Beach, California

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Capistrano Beach, California

Capistrano Beach is a charming small town with a variety of recreational activities, making it a great vacation destination. It is located in the city of Dana Point and is bordered by the lively Laguna Beach to the north and San Clemente to the south. Despite being located in the busy Orange County area, Capo Beach has managed to maintain its "beach town" atmosphere and has not been heavily commercialized.

The Town

Capistrano Beach, only 2.1 square miles, has managed to remain a small town without the development that has happened in most of the surrounding Orange County area. Of course, don't let its size fool you. Just because it is small doesn't mean it isn't notable. Since many celebrities call Capistrano Beach home, and sightings aren't exclusive to Los Angeles. Visitors enjoy a less congested stay in California while still being close to major attractions like Disneyland and Legoland. Several beach hotels provide affordable vacation spots with access to the sandy beaches just across the street. Access is easy off I-5, so Capistrano Beach is really a unique destination.

Do & See

Enjoy the beaches and the small town atmosphere of Capistrano Beach while you are here. When you are ready for action, many attractions are in Dana Point, such as Dana Wharf, whale watching tours, and Doheny State Beach. Traveling just a little farther is Disneyland and Legoland.


Capistrano Beach Restaurants include ethnic restaurants and some of the best Mexican Food around. You can get a quick hot dog and follow it up with cool ice cream by the beach.


In true SoCal fashion, health is the word in Dana Point's cafe scene. Most of the food is made with organic produce, often locally grown, and there are even a few smoothie bars where you can cool off with a cool, creamy beverage on a hot day. Of course, there are still traditional coffee houses where you can treat your sweet tooth to a fresh baked pastry, and diner-style dives where you can gnosh on a giant omelette or stack of pancakes.

Bars & Nightlife

Capistrano Beach may be a small town, but it isn't one to roll up the streets when the sun goes down. Enjoy the evening at one of the local establishments and meet some new friends.


Shopping excursions from Capistrano Beach can take you from Dana Point to downtown LA. Take your pick and shop to your heart's content.

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