Nestled in the heart of Dana Point, Capistrano Beach is a classic beach town that is often referred to as Capo Beach. The area sits just above San Clemente and just under the Doheny State Beach. The beach itself is open everyday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. People love Capistrano Beach because of the relaxing atmosphere, beautiful views and friendly residents. Capistrano Beach is a hidden gem in South Orange County.
Capistrano Beach is a destination for many families and retired couples, because not only is there a wide variety of homes, depending on your budget, but it’s also a fantastic place to live! Although Capistrano Beach is technically in Dana Point, it is secluded and acts as its own entity. The area is great for people who like to be close to a larger city, but don’t want to necessarily live in it.
The Capistrano Unified School District is one of the largest in southern California and serves over 54,000 students. The school district serves multiple communities in South Orange County and encompasses 33 elementary schools, 10 middle schools and six high schools. In addition to those the school district also offers seven additional schools and countless educational resources/programs.
Capistrano Beach has easy access to all of the amenities and events of Dana Point such as the Boat Parade of Lights in the Winter, the Festival of Whales in the Spring and the concerts in the park during Summer to name a few. There is nothing like the Festival of Whales in the Spring. During the two weekend-long event, there are activities starting at 9 a.m. all the way until 9 in the evening.
A couple of the best options for dinner in Capistrano Beach are Good Choice Sushi by the Sea and Agostino’s Italian Restaurant! Both are located on the water and are great spots for sunset watching in the evening! Every Wednesday there is live music at Agostino’s and it is known for the exciting atmosphere and great Italian food! Good Choice Sushi has been said to be some of the best sushi in all of Orange County!