Monarch Bay Terrace is a community in Dana Point, California, that protects its spectacular ocean views. This neighborhood is a part of the Monarch Beach area, and residents enjoy many amenities.
The homes in Monarch Bay Terrace are single and double level, and have been built on the hills to take advantage of the panoramic views of Catalina Island and the Pacific Ocean. Most of these homes were built almost 50 years ago, and much of the architecture reflects a mid-century modern style. Many estates here have private pools and spas.
This ocean view neighborhood has access to easy routes for commuters going to Laguna Niguel and Laguna Beach. It’s also close to the Salt Creek Beach, the Ritz Carlton, and the St. Regis hotel. Monarch Bay Terrace gets its name from the many homes that adorn the hillsides between Pacific Coast Highway and Crown Valley Parkway. And there are many restaurants, stores, and entertainment in this region.
Monarch Bay Terrace students attend highly ranked facilities like Moulton Elementary School and Marco Forster Middle School. Dana Hills High School is also top notch and opened in 1972, making it one of the oldest high schools in the region. There are also several private schools in this city including West River Academy, Broderick Montessori School, Gloria Del Lutheran Preschool, and Capo Beach Christian School.
The City of Dana Point is a popular surfing destination as it has one of the few Orange County coast harbors. It was named after Richard Henry Dana, Jr. who wrote Two Years Before the Mast, describing this area as the “only romantic spot on the coast.” The harbor is now bustling with activity, and features a replica of the Pilgrim, Dana’s ship. And today this is a California Historical Landmark. Dana Point holds several events including the Festival of Whales that began in 1972, and the Tall Ships Festival which is one of the largest events on the West Coast.
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