The City of Dana Point is named after Richard Henry Dana Jr. (1815-1882), a Harvard-trained lawyer, seaman.
Dana Point Incorporated in 1989
On January 1, 2009, the City of Dana Point celebrated its 20th anniversary. In commemoration of the date, the Dana Point Historical Society hosted a reenactment of the cityhood establishment ceremony.
According to the California Department of Finance, Dana Point is home to 34,037 residents, and is characterized by nearly seven miles of prominent coastal bluffs and rolling hills along the Pacific Ocean. The most noteworthy of these bluffs is a unique promontory known as the Headlands, which overlooks Dana Point Harbor, one of the most significant landmarks of the Orange County coastline.
Dana Point residents looking for auto repair have a Goodyear Service center within minutes of there home.