Monarch Beach

Monarch Beach

Welcome to Monarch Beach

Where oceanic elegance meets unrivaled opulence

Nestled within the breathtaking confines of Dana Point lies Monarch Beach, a neighborhood that exudes an aura of luxury and tranquility, where coastal charm meets opulent living — all while tucked along the Pacific’s serene coastline. Palm-lined streets gently wind through the neighborhood, leading to architectural masterpieces that harmonize with the natural beauty around them.

Monarch Beach’s shoreline, dotted with secluded coves, tide pools, and soft sands, beckons beach enthusiasts of all kinds. Whether you're indulging in a tranquil sunbath, enjoying a spirited surf session, or simply losing yourself in the horizon's vastness, the beaches here promise an escape from the mundane.

Beyond the shoreline, the neighborhood offers a plethora of activities. Golf aficionados can tee off at the meticulously manicured courses, while those seeking a leisurely stroll can explore the myriad of trails, each offering panoramic views of the ocean and hills. Monarch Beach is more than just a neighborhood; it's a lifestyle. A harmonious blend of natural beauty and man-made elegance, it invites you to indulge in the finest that Dana Point has to offer. Here, every sunset is a spectacle, every wave holds a promise, and every moment is an embrace of the Californian dream.

What to Love

  • Home to luxurious communities like Monarch Beach, The Strand, and Monarch Bay Terrace
  • Nestled between Dana Point's allure and Laguna Beach's charm
  • Easy access to world-renowned resorts Waldorf Astoria and Ritz Carlton

Local Lifestyle

Monarch Beach's prime positioning at Dana Point's northern end connects its residents to the timeless allure of nearby Laguna Beach. Amid this enclave, two stalwart establishments, the Waldorf Astoria and the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel, stand as luminous beacons of luxury. They not only elevate the locale's prominence but also influence the unparalleled lifestyle — one punctuated by indulgence, relaxation, and sophistication.

Dining and Entertainment

Dining within the confines of the eminent Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach and The Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel is akin to embarking on a grand gastronomic odyssey. These resorts beckon the epicurean in all, promising culinary encounters that tease, tantalize, and transcend. Each meal offers a harmonious blend of innovation, tradition, and pure gastronomic artistry.

Monarch Bay Plaza serves as Dana Point's shopping and dining zenith. The plaza, elegantly strewn with boutiques that offer the avant-garde in fashion and artisanal marvels, entices visitors with its promise of exclusive finds. Post-shopping, the plaza's gourmet eateries offer delightful reprieves, each restaurant a testament to culinary prowess, ensuring every meal is cherished and memorable.

Nestled just a stone's throw away, the Salt Creek Grille promises a dining rendezvous that remains etched in one's memory. With an ambiance that melds warmth with luxury, each meal here is not merely about satiating hunger but indulging one's culinary fantasies. The symphony of flavors, the impeccable service, and the extensive selection of fine wines ensure an evening here is nothing short of spectacular.

Things to Do

A treasure trove for beach aficionados, Strands Beach offers an intimate rendezvous with nature. Its golden sands and crystalline waters, combined with the serenity it exudes, make it a favored haunt for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Salt Creek Beach stands as an ode to nature's splendor, while the Monarch Beach Golf Links elevates the experience of golfing amidst coastal grandeur. With every swing, golfers are treated to panoramic ocean views, ensuring a game here is about skill and the sheer joy of being amidst nature's marvel.

Overview for Monarch Beach, CA

1,818 people live in Monarch Beach, where the median age is 50 and the average individual income is $61,179. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

50 years

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Around Monarch Beach, CA

There's plenty to do around Monarch Beach, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Kitchen M'aides, Beach Cities Fitness, and Opus Body Lab.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining · $$ 1.28 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.61 miles 41 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.68 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.32 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.82 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.59 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Monarch Beach, CA

Monarch Beach has 945 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Monarch Beach do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 1,818 people call Monarch Beach home. The population density is 7,367.001 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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47.91 / 52.09%

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