Monarch Beach is a small, wealthy gated community in Orange County, California located within Dana Point. Its distinction is the St. Regis and the Ritz Carlton-Laguna Niguel (actually located within Dana Point) which are beachside resorts located within the town of Monarch Beach. Monarch Beach is close to the city-boundary between Dana Point and Laguna Niguel, which are both included in Orange County's 'Beach Cities' area. It consists of some residences, but is also a tourist attraction for rich and, occasionally, famous travelers. The name 'Monarch Beach' is often referenced as the name of the city, in place of Dana Point, to make the area sound more appealing to such travelers. This intentional misnomer is the source of many complaints among most other Dana Point locals.
Monarch Beach, Dana Point,Monarch Beach is named after its most prominent geological feature 'Monarch Bay' aptly named as its rolling hills of Sagebrush and Manzanita were once a breeding ground for the Monarch Butterfly.
Like the rest of Dana Point, Monarch Beach gated community residents enjoy close proximity to the beach, a relatively low-crime rate, top-rated competitive public schools, and a relaxed, comfortable and athletic atmosphere that proliferates within the entire Dana Point community.
The Links — an 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. — is considered to be one of the best golf courses in Southern California. In addition, the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Golf Course offers visitors some of the best amenities in the area.
Laguna Beach and Monarch Beach have a warm Mediterranean climate with abundant sunshine all year. Daytime temperature averages range from 67°F in January to 79°F in July. Mean annual precipitation is relatively low - 13.56 inches. Water temperatures are some of the warmest on the southern California coast and range from about 60°F in February to 72°F in August; however in early to mid September water temperatures often range from 73°F-75°F
Keywords: Exquisitely designed beach condo in 24 hour gated community of Ritz Pointe. The unit is completely remodeled with bamboo floors, marble fireplace, custom lighting throughout. The kitchen is a fully equipped chef’s dream with granite counters, stainless appliances, instant hot, and custom cabinets. The bedroom features a queen size bed and premium linens, electric air mattress with linens available for extra accomodations .The unit includes 2 flat screen T.V.s with DVD players as well as secure wifi and cable. The patio invites you to dine al fresco with a table and chairs and gas grill. A small laundry room in the unit houses a full washer and dryer, as well as beach towels and chairs for your use. Convenient and easy access without stairs to first floor entry. A walking trail takes you to Salt Creek Beach or to the St. Regis resort for golf, spa or fabulous dining. Dining and shopping close, Trader Joe’s, Starbuck's, Gelson's Supermarket, and Salt Creek Grille, to name a few.
We are a local family with grown children living in south Orange County for 25 years. We enjoy boating, fishing, the beach, golf, tennis and various cultural activities.
We intend to live at the condo at least 6 months each year after retirement. The location is perfect with close access to boating, fishing, the beach, golf, tennis and various cultural activities. Within less than 2 miles is the Ritz Carlton resort and Salt Creek Beach; and adjacent to Ritz Pointe is the St. Regis golf and spa resort.
Short walk to the Salt Creek Beach along private walkway through the St. Regis Resort. Dana Point Harbor is less than a 10 minute drive; offering numerous activities including the express boat to Catalina Island, kayaking, jet skiing, fishing, boating and great restaurants. Laguna Beach - Main Beach is a 15 minute drive with great restaurants, art galleries and live theater, and during the summer world famous festivals such as the Pageant of the Masters is held. This event shows recreations of artwork with people posing in a set that looks like the original art. Also held during the summer are festivals such as the Sawdust Art Festival, Festival of Arts, and Art-A-FairThe city is also known for its hotels, unique shops, restaurants, art galleries and is known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in southern California.