Dana Point is found off Interstate 5 from the Pacific Coast Highway exit (PCH). Dana Point is a mix of pristine beaches, bustling harbor, active state beach, small beach communities and luxury resorts. The hub of Dana Point is the Dana Point Harbor, which features a community aquarium, fishing pier, swim beach, picnic grounds, restaurants, hotels, fishing charters, whale watching, boat rentals, boating excursions and more. The Ocean Institute of Dana Point features fish tanks of local fish species in a learning environment. Around the bend from the Ocean Institute are tide pools teeming with starfish, sea urchins, anemones and hermit crabs. Rent a Stand-Up Paddleboard to explore the inner harbor or a Sea-Doo and head out to play in the swells of the open ocean. Hop on a whale watching boat and see dolphins, humpbacks, gray whales and even the elusive but massive blue whale. Board a fishing charter and bait your line for calico bass, white sea bass, bonito and halibut. The hot sun, white sand and refreshingly cool ocean waters await at many Dana Point beaches including the pristine Salt Creek and the always active Doheny. Pitch a tent or bring the motorhome for beach camping at Doheny State Beach. There are many great seafood restaurants in Dana Point Harbor but Cannons offers a panoramic view of the entire harbor and coast. Dana Point offers plenty of fun things to do in Orange County.