Dana Point/Monarch Beach
Dana Point is a city located in southern Orange County, California. The population was 33,351 at the 2010 census. It has one of the few harbors along the Orange County coast, and with ready access via State Route 1, it is a popular local destination for surfing.
Monarch Beach is a small neighborhood in Orange County, located within the city of Dana Point. Its distinction is two luxury hotels Monarch Beach Resort and the Ritz Carlton-Laguna Niguel (both located within Dana Point) which are beachside resorts located within the area of Monarch Beach. Monarch Beach is close to the city-boundary between Dana Point and Laguna Niguel. It consists of some residences, but is also a tourist attraction for travelers.